Sports Studies Honours Research H (Part B) FT (9418.1)
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|Discipline Of Sport And Exercise Science||Undergraduate Honours Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Source and critically appraise research in an identified Sports Studies research field;
2. Design and execute a research project to a standard acceptable to their field of study;
3. Undertake an independent analysis of data relating their research project to existing literature and a wider societal relevance; and
4. Communicate the results of an independent research project in a form acceptable to the field of study.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesMust have passed units 9416 Research methods in Exercise and Sport H AND
9417 Sport Studies Honours Research H (Part A)
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There are no specific required texts or readings, though the Research Methods in Health Sciences unit Moodle site (from Semester 1) should still be available to you as a resource.
There are no recommended texts although the University library has a wide range of resources likely to cover the student's research topic as well as research methodology. The LearnOnline (Canvas) site as well as tutorials are often used to direct students towards useful resources.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The research presentation should be submitted to the unit convenor electronically (email) at least 3 hours prior to the start of the final presentations to allow for the upload presentations prior to the commencement of the Honours presentations. Otherwise presentations must be delivered at the seminar at the set time.
The manuscript must be submitted to the Canvas assignment dropbox. Both a word, and PDF version should be submitted.
Extensions to due dates will only be granted in exceptional circumstances, where the delay was determined to be beyond the candidate's control. The candidate can apply in writing to the unit convenor as early as possible for an extension equal to the time unavoidably lost. The letter from the candidate must detail the reasons for the extension request (including supportive evidence such as a medical certificate), and justify the length of proposed extension. A letter from the candidate's supervisor expressing strong support for the extension must also be provided.
Candidates enrolled in the Honours program are not permitted to postpone or defer their studies without formal approval.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Honours is generally fulltime over two semesters (9 months). Honours is a full-time 35 hour per week commitment or part-time equivalent. The general expectation is that Honours candidates will have normal work hours (9am to 5pm every week day) although project demands may require time outside these hours and negotiation may be sought with the supervisor(s).
This unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the learning outcomes of this unit, for yourself and other students. Except in the case of extenuating circumstances 100% participation is expected in all tutorials, practicals and presentations. It is expected that students unable to attend any of these activities inform the unit convenor as soon as practical, by telephone or email and by submitting an absence form.
Student projects will often utilise space and equipment at the University of Canberra or partner organisation. Use of this space and equipment is generally subject to training and approval such as familiarity with occupational health and safety issues. Students should check with relevant staff if this applies to them and undergo appropriate process.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for relevant articles via electronic means, the use of Canvas, and word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Specialist IT skills may be required for some projects and students should negotiate training opportunities with their supervisor(s).
There are no specific IT skills required for the conduct of this unit. Students are required to submit computer drafted work as well as undertake oral presentations with the aid of lecterns and projection screens. A range of software is commonly employed for these purposes. Individual student projects may require the learning of specific software and equipment, and this will be undertaken with the assistance of supervisors, technicians and other related staff.
There are no extra costs associated with this unit. The research however may have costs related to its conduct. The Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science offers a small amount towards research project costs for students, further information about this and the procedure for requesting research funds is held by Discipline staff. Please contact the unit convenor, supervisor or administrative staff for details.
Work placement, internships or practicums
There are no specific work integrated learning components to this unit. Many research projects will however incorporate opportunities to assist with industry activities which may also be important to the research project. Students must not undergo extra activities like this related to their projects unless they are enrolled in the Sport Research Honours unit. This can be done normally in December the year before the full Honours year. This enrolment is important as it covers the student with insurance.
Students are encouraged to partake in related research activities (e.g. UCRISE/Faculty of Health presentations) as these opportunities all enrich the student experience as well as research environment across the Discipline and related research centres.
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