Research Project - REF

Year
2
Academic year
2014-2015
Code
03920236
Subject Area
Physical Education
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
7.5
Type
Compulsory
Level
3rd Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Teaching Methods

Teaching method with expository sessions and tutorial guidance. The lab-practice component is associated to problem resolution situations and to the use of specific literature search software and to access to different information sources. At tutorial guidance level students are encouraged to participate and present their ideas orally, to discussion them and ask questions and doubts, encouraging interactive learning between the different actors in the teaching-learning process. Students are also encouraged to participate in an active learning process, reading articles and book chapters, with a minimum of 20 articles in English (20x4 hours) and 10 articles in Portuguese (10x2 hours). It is assumed that an article in English requires four hours and an article in Portuguese 2 hours of reading.

Learning Outcomes

Conceptualization and elaboration of the dissertation project.
To mobilize research data and use quantitative and qualitative methods applying them in professional contexts of diagnosis and evaluation of people, contents and organizations.
To mobilize research to support project design and the research of the social context in which they are part.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Syllabus made out according to the problematic, methodology and instruments established for the preparation of each dissertation PhD candidate.

Head Lecturer(s)

Rui Adelino Machado Gomes

Assessment Methods

Continuous
Preparation of a thesis project: 100.0%

Bibliography

[1]Delanty, G. (2000). Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism. Buckingham: Open University Press.

[2]Smith, M.J. (1998). Social Science in question. London: Sage Publications.

[3]Thomas, J., Nelson, J., & Silverman, S. (2005). Research Methods in Physical Activity. Champaign, Illinois. Human Kinetics.

[4]Bryman, A. (2012). Social Research Methods (4th Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

[5]Howell, D.C. (2010). Statistical Methods for Psychology (7th Edition). Belmont: Wadsworth.