Research Project - RAFS
Physical Activity and Health
3rd Cycle Studies
Tutorial guidance. The lab-practice component is associated to problem resolution situations and to the use of specific bibliographic search software and the access to different information sources.
The objective of this curricular unit is the conceptualization and elaboration of the student dissertation project under the orientation of his supervisor and that will be submited to the Scientific Council of the FCDEF-UC for final approval. It therefore promotes the development of the following specific competencies:
 Critical thinking
 Formulation of research questions
 Transform a research question into a research project
 Search and analyze, methodically, the bibliographical sources, using appropriate electronic tools
 Analyze and define methodologies
 Make choices in terms of data analysis and processing.
Syllabus elaborated according to the problematic, methodology and instruments established for the preparation of each PhD project.
Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira
Preparation of a thesis project: 100.0%
Delanty, G. (2000). Social Science: Beyond Constructivism and Realism. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Smith, M.J. (1998). Social Science in question. London: Sage Publications.
Thomas, J., Nelson, J., & Silverman, S. (2005). Research Methods in Physical Activity. Champaign, Illinois. Human Kinetics.
Bryman, A. (2012). Social Research Methods (4th Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Howell, D.C. (2010). Statistical Methods for Psychology (7th Edition). Belmont: Wadsworth.