SP0475 - Examining Sport Participation

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What will I learn on this module?

Examining Sport Participation introduces the importance and value of understanding the factors and outcomes related to participation in sport. It does this by outlining how sport participation can be the focus of research and provides examples of what can be learned through the systematic study of sport participation. The module aims to develop students’ foundational knowledge of the research process, how to read and understand scientific studies, as well as the tools used to collect data and how it can be evaluated. Furthermore, students will also develop their awareness of the importance of researching sport participation to enhance applied practice.

How will I learn on this module?

Students will develop foundational knowledge of how sport participation can be examined through taught lectures outlining the value, methods, and outcomes of research in sport. Program specific seminars will provide more context specific, in-depth discussion of selected areas and offer the opportunity to develop working knowledge of the research process. Practical workshops comprised of group and individual tasks, serve to introduce and develop the ability to appreciate the skills required for the examination of sport participation in an applied manner. Independent work is designed to introduce and enhance students' skills in reviewing, conducting and analysing (at an introductory level) sport research. Directed learning focuses on guiding students to explore material to prepare for and support lectures, seminars, and workshops.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

All members of staff involved with SP0475 will be available for individualised, pre-booked meetings at specified times for students. During these meetings students will have the opportunity to gain support for (but not limited to) module content, feedback relating to formative and summative assessments as well as general enquiries and issues specific to SP0475.

Additionally students will have access to a Discussion Board (found on the eLP for this module) where enquiries and issues relating to the module can be raised with module staff and student peers providing the necessary support across a general forum. Twice during the semester, blackboard collaborate sessions will be offered; at this time, students will have the opportunity to ask tutors module specific questions and receive answers in real-time via audio and video feedback.

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. Students will be able to identify the importance of being able to understand scientific research relating to sport participation.

2. Students will develop knowledge of the value of data for examining and measuring sport participation.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. Students will develop the ability to access, reference and interpret current research in the field of sport.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

4. Students will develop an awareness of ethical and moral issues within the evaluation of sport participation.

How will I be assessed?

1. Summative Assessment:

a. Group research poster presentation: Students will develop a poster that describes the importance of examining sport participation, the ethical considerations that must be addressed when conducting research, and the value of data. (MLO 1, 2, 3, 4).50% marks will be awarded based on the group presentation itself and 50% will be based on a 750 word individual reflection of the student’s contribution to the presentation and their learning journey. This will be submitted immediately after the presentation.

2. Formative Assessment:

Includes the opportunity to participate in research, during which they will be introduced to the significance of research in sport participation, a variety of tools and techniques for data collection, and ethical considerations pertinent to the research process. (1250 words)

Students will receive both tutor and peer feedback on the tasks supporting the student/s in their completion of the formative assessments.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

Examining Sport Participation introduces the importance and value of understanding the factors and outcomes related to participation in sport. This module will develop knowledge of the research process, how to read and understand scientific studies, as well as outline the techniques used to collect data and how it can be evaluated. The module is structured to facilitate learning about research as well as how it is conducted. Current technology is used to enhance learning and increase interaction; innovative research tools are used in live studies within the module. A range of assessments promote understanding and communication of knowledge both in written and verbal forms. Students will gain skills that promote their employability and entrepreneurship; they will develop the ability to understand research and consider how best to examine sport participation. Furthermore, students will also develop their awareness of the importance of researching sport participation to enhance applied practice.

Course info

UCAS Code C6X1

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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