Part of this Programme
Physical Education and Sport
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Doctorate | Semestral | 30
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
750 | 45
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Theory of scientific knowledge. The epistemological question. Ethics and production of scientific knowledge. 2. Research methods and techniques in Physical Education, Sports and Health; critical analysis and examples. 3. The Project; definition of the problem, definition of the sample and adequate application of methods and instruments for statistical collection, analysis and treatment.
This curricular unit has two fundamental objectives: to build the thesis project and to equip the student with the methodological skills necessary for the elaboration of any scientific research project in the disciplinary area of the field.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Domain of the object of study through updated collection and selection of available information, clear presentation of the theoretical rationale and systematic review of the literature, pertinence and correctness of the question to be studied, knowledge of methodological tools for data collection, analysis and presentation, safeguarding of principles ethics that should shape all research and oral and written communication skills, are skills to be acquired.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Exhibition and debate with student participation. Presentation of individual projects subject to critical analysis of teachers and students. The evaluation will result from the presentation and public discussion of the project, with the following weightings: Domain and grounding of the problem; 40%; Methodological adequacy; 30%; Clarity and consistency in presentation and discussion; 30%.
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