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HSE104 - Research Methods and Statistics in Exercise and Sport

Unit details

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2017 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and D394 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Unit chair:

Peter Kremer

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Anne Turner





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Online learning modules, equivalent to 2–3 hours per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


This unit aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of research design and methodology in the context of exercise and sport science (ESS). This will range from examining some different quality indicators such as validity and reliability to more applied work examining how to organise, analyse, interpret and present ESS research data. The unit will explore different ways that ESS research data are collected and analysed using both qualitative and quantitative statistical methods.


Assessment task 1: Assignment 1 (1000 words maximum) 30%

Assessment task 2: Assignment 2 (1000 words maximum) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

Thomas, J.R., Nelson, J.K. & Silverman, S.J. (2015). Research methods in physical activity (7th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

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