SP0743 - Applied Sport Research Project

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What will I learn on this module?

This module provides the opportunity for independent study in an area of relevance to practicing professionals in the sports industry. You are given the freedom to select a theme/issue pertinent to practice in the sports industry, and to synthesise information from a variety of sources in order to draw relevant and meaningful conclusions. You will implement an ethically sound empirical study that will produce a project report of the rationale, methods and findings. This will develop skills in information capture, analysis and synthesis. Skills in communication, argument, critical thinking and independent enquiry will also be developed.

How will I learn on this module?

Students will be introduced to the role and place of the applied sport research project within their postgraduate programme in semester one, in order that they can be considering potential topic areas alongside their studies. In semester two, following lectures designed to introduce and explain the module and its requirements, each student will be allocated a project supervisor with whom they will develop their original proposal idea and timetable of learning. Individual one-to-one tutorials with the supervisor, during semester three, group tutorials and
e-communication will be used to support the development and progress of the research project. A maximum of 8 hours of support is made available to each student.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Online resources /electronic learning portal will be used to provide support materials. Individual tutorials stimulate discussion and support work towards completion. You will be provided with opportunities to submit short draft sections of your work and obtain formative feedback on your ideas and their development. Contact details for all tutors for this module are available in the module handbook and via the eLP.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Design, manage, analyse and report an ethically sound independent research project of approximately 20,000 words length, in an area relevant to international sport management.
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Exercise an enquiring and critical capacity in developing and conducting research.
3. Select, execute and assess methodologies appropriate to researching the project theme.
4. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the project theme through the search for, retrieval, synthesis and application of appropriate information.
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. Analyse, ethically and critically, the research findings to formulate practical solutions for application within the global sports industry.

How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment:
Individual one-to-one tutorial discussion supplemented by short draft written material.
Summative assessment:
A dissertation / report of approximately 20,000 words.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

This module provides the opportunity for independent study in an area of relevance to practicing professionals in the sports industry. You are given the freedom to select a theme/issue pertinent to practice in the global sports industry, and to synthesise information from a variety of sources in order to draw relevant and meaningful conclusions. You will implement an ethically sound empirical study that will develop skills in information capture, analysis and synthesis. Skills in communication, argument, critical thinking and independent enquiry are central to research enquiry and will be developed.

What will I learn on this module?

This module provides the opportunity for independent study in an area of relevance to practicing professionals in the sports industry. You are given the freedom to select a theme/issue pertinent to practice in the sports industry, and to synthesise information from a variety of sources in order to draw relevant and meaningful conclusions. You will implement an ethically sound empirical study that will produce a project report of the rationale, methods and findings. This will develop skills in information capture, analysis and synthesis. Skills in communication, argument, critical thinking and independent enquiry will also be developed.

Course info

Credits 60

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 21 months full-time
2 other options available

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start January 2020 or January 2021

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