To align or not to align? Research methods and its relationship with dissertation marks across Sport undergraduate degree programmes within a UK-based HE institution

Houghton, Laura, Williams, Emily, Jones, Hollie, Page, Richard and Bostock, John (2017) To align or not to align? Research methods and its relationship with dissertation marks across Sport undergraduate degree programmes within a UK-based HE institution. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 20. pp. 101-109. ISSN 1473-8376 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhlste.2017.04.005

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Abstract

Much research has referred to the complexity of research methods modules within undergraduate degree programmes. Less attention has been paid to the objective understanding of alignment between research methods and final year dissertations. This study explored relationships across Sport and Exercise Science (SES) and Sports Therapy (ST) programmes within a UK-based Higher Education institution. Correlation analysis revealed females (N=73) outperformed males (N=117) at Levels 4/5, and SES students outperformed ST at Level 6. The Level 5 statistics assessment explained the lowest variance in the dissertation, suggesting poor alignment in curriculum design. Future research should consider the efficacy of statistics-based modules.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: constructive alignment, statistics, gender, assessment, research methods
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Sports Science
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 14:52
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/8934

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