SPHP710 – Research Topics in Sport and Exercise

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Module code
Module title
Research Topics in Sport and Exercise
To give students the opportunity to explore a topic in depth by summarising and synthesising primary research evidence. Students will develop the capacity for independent thinking and critical judgement by conducting original research.
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Demonstrate the ability and skills to complete each stage of a research project
-Research Process
-Topic for enquiry
-Research Design
-Project management
-Time Management
-Questionaire Design
-Participant and non-participant observation
-Recording data
-Data Analysis
-Interpretation of Data
-Written reports
-Negotiation of access
-Maintenance of goodwill in the field
-Intercultural communication
Teaching and Learning Strategy
This is an individual student project and learning is via a process of enquiry with intensive support from an individual supervisor. This support will include individual feedback on the research design, conduct and write up.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.