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RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORTS SCIENCES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
BSY204 RESEARCH METHODS IN SPORTS SCIENCES 4 3 3 7

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. MEHMET SOYAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Lecturer AYDIN PEKEL

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The aim of the course is to provide students with the ability to analyze scientific research conducted in the field of sports and to interpret the results of the research.
Contents of the Course Unit: The content of the course includes basic concepts related to science, literature review techniques, research process and methods, data collection methods, universe and sampling, summarizing and interpretation of scientific researches.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explain definitions and concepts related to scientific research methods
Label and differentiate the scientific research methods in sport
Explain scientific research findings both verbally and in writing effectively.
Select ways to collect / acquire information appropriate to research methods and techniques
Examine the scientific research conducted in the field of sports and interpret the results of the research.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Information on purpose and content of the course. Basic concepts and definitions related to science and scientific research. Narration, question-response discussion method
2 Book Reading Scientific Research Methods: Classification and comparison of qualitative and quantitative research Narration, question-response discussion method
3 Book Reading Scientific Research Methods: Investigation of research models in qualitative research. Narration, question-response discussion method
4 Book Reading Scientific Research Methods: Examination of research models in quantitative research. Narration, question-response discussion method
5 literature review, article samples Examination of preferred research methods in Physical Education and Sports Sciences. Narration, question-response discussion method
6 ppt file, Preparation of Presentation Examination of variable types of scientific research (dependent, independent, regulatory, control and intermediate) with examples. Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Applied Group Study
7 literature review, article samples LITERATURE REVIEW Explanation of the ways of accessing scientific knowledge, applying scientific research in databases (articles, theses etc). Narration, question-response discussion method
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Book Reading General review Narration, question-response discussion method
10 ppt file, Preparation of Presentation Examination of the stages of the scientific research process (selection of topic, purpose, importance, problem and sub problem, hypothesis, limitations and assumption) Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Applied Group Study
11 literature review, article samples Universe in Scientific Research (target universe, accessible universe) and sampling methods in scientific studies. Narration, question-response discussion method
12 Book Reading Data Collection methods Narration, question-response discussion method
13 literature review, article samples Reference techniques (APA 6) Indications of direct and indirect quotations Narration, question-response discussion method
14 ppt file, Preparation of Presentation Thesis and article samples Interpretation and discussion of research methods, variables, data collection techniques and research findings through thesis or article samples. Student Presentations Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Applied Group Study
15 ppt file, Preparation of Presentation Thesis and article samples Interpretation and discussion of research methods, variables, data collection techniques and research findings through thesis or article samples. Student Presentations Narration, Question and Answer, Discussion Method and Applied Group Study
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Büyüköztürk, Ş., Akgün, Ö., Karadeniz, Ş. (2010). Bilimsel Araştırma Yöntemleri. Pegem A Yayıncılık, Ankara.
Demirel, Ö., Kaya, Z. (2007). Eğitim Bilimlerine Giriş, 2007 Pegem A Yayıncılık, Ankara.
Alpar, R. (2001). Spor Bilimlerinde Uygulamalı İstatistik. Nobel Yatın Dağıtım, Ankara.
Tanrıöğen, A. (2014). Bilimsel Araştırma Teknikleri. Anı Yayın Evi. Ankara.
Yıldırım, A. ve Şimşek, H. (2013). Sosyal Bilimlerde Nitel Araştırma Yöntemleri. Seçkin Yayıncılık, Ankara.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the concepts related to Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
3

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to discuss training organization and its functioning with the knowledge gained in the subjects such as performance measurement, training plan preparation, talent selection and technical-tactical training.
3
2
Student will be able to describe and relate the concepts of physical education and sports science with the theories of training science.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the needs for sports activities of groups with different characteristics, such as age, gender, and persons with special needs.
1
2
Student will be able to analyze data and results for current applications in the field of Training science by using scientific research methods and techniques.
1

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to execute the measurement activities in order to determine the motor development, sports performance and fitness characteristics, to use the equipment, technology and software needed for these activities and to analyze the results of the evaluation.
1
2
Student will be able to solve the problems related to sport sciences and coaching profession applications with a critical and inquisitive point of view, based on knowledge of the literature he/she has.
2
3
Student will be able to choose the appropriate training method according to the characteristics of the group and the environment and to formulate the training program by taking these differences into consideration.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to administer projects, activities, social and sports activities in collaborative group studies and to solve possible problems that might be encountered within the process.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to recognize the importance of professional development by following scientific, technological and current developments related with coaching.
5
2
Student will be able to behave in accordance with the need to be open to change and life-long learning.
5
3
Student will be able to develop the teaching skills required by the profession according to different teaching methods.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to express his/her knowledge and thoughts about the field in a fluent and understandable manner both written and verbally.
3
2
Student will be able to use his/her knowledge and competence in coaching practices more effectively with his/her social life and communication skills in sports activities, organizations and studies carried out at national and international levels.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to describe accepted ethical values and legal regulations in the field of sport sciences and in social life, and to apply the relevant articles in the legislation in case of need.
3
2
By utilizing the existing historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, student will be able to recognize problems related to skills selection, performance development, physical activity for sports and special groups for all, and to solve these problems based on ethical values.
3
3
By using personality traits with the social skills required by the coaching profession; student will be able to arrange specific project, organization and works with sustainable societal and social content specific with the field.
4
4
Student will be able to administer technical and tactical skills in the relevant performance sports and selected sports branches that he / she determines as his / her area of expertise, and to formulate specific training programs for the branch.
1

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 4 52
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 11 5 55
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 6 4 24
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 46 0 175
Total Workload of the Course Unit 175
Workload (h) / 25.5 6,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 7,0