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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 461W Preparation for Research Project (2) Planning and preparation for research project.

KINES 461W Preparation for Research Project (2)

This course prepares students to conduct a research project in KINES 462W. Students will begin by critically examining different research approaches. They will explore the development and assessment of research topics paying special attention to both scientific and philosophical justifications. They will learn how to identify research populations and how a human subjects review protects those involved in research studies. They will identify and critique the various inventories and assessment tools available for the kind of research they propose. Students will complete a research proposal including review of literature and method section, and submit an application to the Institutional Review Board. These goals will be achieved through a series of writing assignments.

Students are expected to demonstrate the following outcomes:
1) Communicating and writing ideas relevant to the field of Kinesiology.
2) Understanding and describing the major issues in the field.
3) Understanding the principles of how to conduct research in wellness, fitness and/or associated practice.
4) Understanding and communicating the methods of scientific discovery.

Students are evaluated on their research proposal (50% of final grade) which is drafted and revised during the semester. Further writing assignments (50%) assess and enhance student's competency in research methods and statistics. The course is offered every fall semester with a total enrollment of 25 each semester.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2006
Prerequisite: KINES 180, KINES 260, STAT 200, KINES 321, KINES 345, KINES 350, KINES 360, KINES 384

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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