Scientific research methods

Course Code: KMS III 5 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Physical Health and Rehabilitation • Field of study: Kinetotheraphy and special Motricity
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Angel - Alex Haisan
Seminar tutor: Angel - Alex Haisan
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

To increase the degree of professionalism of the students, by developing their capacity for interdisciplinary objective analysis
To familiarize students with some scientific aspects associated with the future profession, which have the potential to increase the degree of monitoring and forecasting of the initiated programs, as well as to offer answers to new problems identified.
To be able to carry out teaching and research activities in optimal conditions.

Course Entry Requirements:

Not applicable

Course contents:

1. Conceptual delimitations - 2 hours 2. Scientific research - Purpose of research and types of research - 2 hours 3. Scientific research - Instruments used - 2 hours 4. Research design - 2 hours 5. Conducting the research - 2 hours 6. Ways of disseminating research results - Bachelor's degree, master's dissertation and article - 2 hours

Teaching methods:

Interactive lecture, PP presentation, video exemplifications, discussions

Learning outcomes:

Students, during this course, will write a scientific article on a subject of their interest which will be presented at the department's conference.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Course - Final assessment Written exam - 50% Seminar - Final evaluation - Grade for the article written after attending the seminars - 50%

Recommended reading:

Smith, M. F., Research methods in sport, Sage Publications, Exeter, 2018, 216.
Sparkes, A. C., & Smith, B., Qualitative research methods in sport, exercise and health: From process to product, Routledge, London, 2014, 288.
Jones, I., Research methods for sports studies, Routledge, London, 2014, 344.
O'Donoghue, P., Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies, Routledge, London, 2013, 416.