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EHR428 Movement Science Honours Thesis (32)

Abstract

In this subject, students apply their knowledge of research design and methodology to a problem in an area of exercise science, sport and/or health identified in EHR427. Under the guidance of their supervisor/s, students will apply their previously-developed research proposal to recruit participants and collect data, perform appropriate analyses of the data, and correctly evaluate and interpret the results. They will present the findings as a rigorous piece of scientific writing in the form of an Honours Dissertation. The resulting Dissertation, incorporating an expansion of the research proposal developed in EHR427, will be assessed and independently reviewed by two (2) academic examiners who are experts in the discipline area of the research. Upon submission of the Dissertation, students will present their findings formally in an oral conference format where they may anticipate a careful examination of their work and be expected to display an advanced knowledge of all aspects of their study.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
On CampusBathurst Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHONSSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise Science (Honours) students only.
Prerequisite(s)
EHR427

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to adhere to appropriate conduct related to safe and ethical research;
  • be able to engage in professional and appropriate interaction with supervisors, research participants, scientists and others in a research and scholarly setting;
  • be able to critique scholarly papers and pose appropriate questions related to research design, methodology and conceptual and theoretical contexts;
  • be able to evaluate a set of readings from a circumscribed area of literature and provide a comprehensive account related to the state of knowledge and theory within that area;
  • be able to plan and organise a research project by collecting and analysing data, and managing the project to completion within a given time frame;
  • be able to construct and complete an Honours Thesis that compiles all the salient aspects of the study that has been conducted;
  • be able to apply communication and public speaking skills effectively in the presentation of the results of the research study in a conference format and defend it in response to questions.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • independent research under supervision of academic staff of the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health;
  • professional communication and interaction with supervisory team and research participants;
  • scientific writing under supervision of academic staff;
  • oral presentation of the specific research to a conference style audience.

Specialised Resources

Students will require access to the Exercise and Sport Science Laboratories located on the Bathurst campus, including equipment therein and specific software for both quantitative and qualitative research.  Funding will be required for purchase of consumables and/or transcription services related to their research project. At times, it may be necessary for students to travel for data collection purposes.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 24 November 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.