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(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
Prerequisites EXS 493
Offered Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

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.