Research Methods and Techniques
Part of this Programme
Football - from Training to High Competition
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Master Degree | Semestral | 8
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
200 | 50
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Epistemological Aspects The step-by-step of a scientific project 1. The development of interest and theme 2. The literature review 2. a. Online databases 2. b. The standards of bibliographic references (APA) 2. c. How to organize literature review 3. Method 3. a. Study drawings 3. b. The choice of instruments / measures 4. Data analysis and the elaboration of results 4. a. What is an association between variables 4. b. Biostatistics (SPSS)
To develop knowledge, skills and competences about scientific research methods, more specifically in the context of action research, in the context of the Football modality. 1. To develop competences and autonomy in the elaboration of scientific projects. 2. Know and develop quantitative data analysis capabilities.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
1. To develop competences and autonomy in the elaboration of scientific projects. - To know the bibliographic research methods available in databases (eg, Pubmed, Sportdiscus) - To know the elements of a project and its components - To develop competences in the elaboration of a pre-project 2. To know and to develop the capacities of analysis of quantitative data. - Domains, from the user's perspective, SPSS or PSPP software - Master the definition of statistical procedures in different analysis scenarios
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Continuous evaluation: The evaluation will be done through group work (with 4 presentations). In the group work is requested a development of a research project, framed in the research lines of the master's degree. As the students present their work, they receive feedback and content that allows them to develop the project. The final paper will be presented by the group in 10 minutes, followed by a 10 minute discussion. In the discussion the students' individual grades are defined within the group. The b-learning system will be used, based on the moodle platform. Assessment by examination: The student who does not fulfill these requirements can resort to the examination, which will consist of two oral presentations similar to the continuous assessment.
APA. (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - 6th Edition. Washington - DC: APA.
Cash, T. F. (2009). Caveats in the proficient preparation of an APA-style research manuscript for publication. Body Image, 6(1), 1-6.
Cohen, J., Cohen, P., West, S. G., & Aiken, L. S. (2003). Applied Multiple Regression/Correlation Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences - 3rd Edition. Mahwah, New Jersey: Laurence Erlbaum Associates.
Thomas, J. R., & Nelson, J. K. (2002). Métodos de Pesquisa em Atividade Física (3a Edição). São Paulo: Artmed, Editora.