Module Title:Sports Research Project
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Learners will be introduced to the theory of research in their lecture classes and will have an opportunity to develop their practical skills as part of their research project assessment. The module aims to develop, not just theoretical knowledge, but also practical competence in research skills. The teaching & learning strategy is thus very practical and applied in nature including supervision support for the learners.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop the learner’s knowledge, skills, and competency in the field of research: to develop a deeper understanding of the methodologies of research and build skills in the areas of research methodology design, implementation, analysis & reporting.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Prepare a research proposal.
LO2 Distinguish between the various secondary & primary research methods and develop and implement a research methodology.
LO3 Analyse, interpret and present data.
LO4 Report secondary & primary research findings, research conclusions & recommendations.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Research Proposal
Formulation of research proposal
Methodology Development
Review of stages in methodology development Critical evaluation of methodology design Development of research methodology
Secondary Research Practice
Sourcing secondary data Critical evaluation of secondary data Interpretation of secondary data Referencing secondary sources
Qualitative Research Practice
Focus groups – design, implementation, interpretation In-depth interviews – design, implementation, interpretation Limitations
Quantitative Research Practice
Survey approach Research instruments – questionnaire design, implementation Limitations
Data Analysis & Interpretation
Analysis of primary & secondary research Interpretation of primary & secondary research Drawing conclusions Formulating recommendations
Presentation of Research
Written presentation of research methodologies & findings Oral presentation of research methodologies & findings
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Learners will be required to conduct a piece of research including the development of a research proposal & methodology, implementation of that methodology, analysis and presentation of findings, conclusions & recommendations. Learners must select a research topic related to sports discipline. 1,2,3,4 100.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBSMC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sport Management and Coaching 4 Mandatory