(EXS 494) Student Research in Exercise and Sports Science
The Seminar is designed for senior students (with respect to graduation). Students will conduct, write up, and defend the senior project.
|Credit Hours||3.0 Lecture|
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Improve their understanding of research in Exercise Science and why it is important by evaluating other research projects.
- Improve their scientific writing skills by revising and completing their manuscript.
- Understand research ethics by avoiding academic dishonesty, protecting participants, and explaining other ethical considerations related to research.
- Understand different types of research (e.g., experimental, descriptive, and qualitative) and appropriate statistics for types of research by evaluating their own and others' research projects.
- Understand and practice basic statistical concepts by completing statistical analyses on their data and writing a results section (e.g., probability, sampling, parametric vs non-parametric, correlational, regression, t-tests, ANOVA testing Chi-square, etc . . .).
- Understand best practices for measurements of variables to ensure validity and reliability by collecting their own proposed research (e.g., objective vs subjective measurements, standard scores, rating scores, etc...).
- Select, conduct, and explain appropriate statistical tests within research designs
- Effectively communicate their research projects in writing and orally.