Research Project - RAFS

Year
2
Academic year
2014-2015
Code
03920191
Subject Area
Physical Activity and Health
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

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.

Learning Outcomes

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:
[1] Critical thinking
[2] Formulation of research questions
[3] Transform a research question into a research project
[4] Search and analyze, methodically, the bibliographical sources, using appropriate electronic tools
[5] Analyze and define methodologies
[6] Make choices in terms of data analysis and processing.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Syllabus elaborated according to the problematic, methodology and instruments established for the preparation of each PhD project.

Head Lecturer(s)

Ana Maria Miranda Botelho Teixeira

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.