Bachelor's Programme in Physical Education and Sports
Language of instruction
On successful completion of the course, the student will
have knowledge of scientific thinking and working methods
be familiar with central science-theoretical traditions
be familiar with relevant research designs within qualitative and quantitative research, including action research (interventions) and evaluation of actions
have knowledge about relevant methods in qualitative and quantitative research
be familiar with different types of validity in qualitative and quantitative research
have knowledge about strengths and limitations in different research designs
have basic knowledge of statistical concepts and analyses
be able to perform descriptive statistical analyses, as well as present and interpret descriptive statistics
have knowledge of research ethical issues within the respective subject areas
be able to evaluate relevant subject articles with regard to research design, applied methods and statistics
Science and research-based knowledge
Different science-theoretical traditions
Central research design
Quantitative and qualitative methods in research
Validity in research
Strengths and limitations in different research designs
Descriptive and comparative statistics
Presentation and interpretation of descriptive and comparative statistics
Analysis programs for data processing and statistical analysis
Assessment of scientific work
The course has a workload of 270 hours for the students. The forms of work will vary between lectures made available on the web / digital modules, seminar groups (compulsory) and data lab work (compulsory). A detailed overview of compulsory lectures and seminar groups can be found in the semester plan on Canvas.
Approved course work requirements and participation in seminar groups and data lab work. The work requirements consist of a digital gate test in statistics and assessment of research design and methods in a subject-specific scientific work. See more detailed description in the semester plan on Canvas.
Assessment methods and criteria
A graded two-day individual written home exam. The home exam will deal with an assessment of research design, applied methods and statistics in a subject-specific scientific work. See more detailed description in the semester plan on Canvas.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes. Subject to availibility or capacity.
Type of course
Level of course
Year of study
Third year of the bachelor's programme in physical education and sports
Name of lecturer
Study programme coordinator Ketil Østrem (email@example.com)