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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6534

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-05-10
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approval received 3/31/10; Grad Council review 5/17/10; need learning outcomes; terminal degree info added; Updated - Approved 3/21/11. to System 3/24/11. To SCNS 4/1/11. Approved effective 5/15/11. Number subm 6536. Approved 6545. posted in banne


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2308 2010-03-19
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200 Physical Education & Exercise Science
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Marcus Kilpatrick 9748127 mkilpatrick@coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PET 6534 Research Methods in Exercise Science

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Research in Exercise Science
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Course Description

    Introduces students to the concepts, methods, and applications of research within exercise science. Development of research skills will be the primary focus.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for new program/concentration/certificate

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course was offered in the fall 2009 as an experimental course and enrolled approximately 15 students.

    Similar enrollment would be expected moving forward.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 1 time

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    In addition to a terminal degree, qualified instructors must have Graduate coursework in the area of the course and/or an active research agenda.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    6.1 Understand the concepts, purposes and methods that are fundamental to conducting systematic inquiry in the exercise discipline.

    6.2 Understand the major types of research designs utilized in physical activity research including: descriptive research, correlation research, experimental, longitudinal, prospective, cross-sectional, quasi experimental, survey research, mixed methods designs, qualitative designs, and meta analysis.

    6.3 Understand the meaning of statistical inference and the interpretation of statistical tests commonly used in exercise science research.

    6.4 Critique research studies in exercise science.

    6.5 Conceptualize and develop a research proposal in the area of exercise science that includes the following components: introduction, hypotheses, limitations, delimitations, review of literature, research purpose, research methods, and data analysis plan.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    6.1 Understand the concepts, purposes and methods that are fundamental to conducting systematic inquiry in the exercise discipline.

    6.2 Understand the major types of research designs utilized in physical activity research including: descriptive research, correlation research, experimental, longitudinal, prospective, cross-sectional, quasi experimental, survey research, mixed methods designs, qualitative designs, and meta analysis.

    6.3 Understand the meaning of statistical inference and the interpretation of statistical tests commonly used in exercise science research.

    6.4 Critique research studies in exercise science.

    6.5 Conceptualize and develop a research proposal in the area of exercise science that includes the following components: introduction, hypotheses, limitations, delimitations, review of literature, research purpose, research methods, and data analysis plan.

    C. Major Topics

    Week 1: Introduction to Research – basic concepts in inquiry, purpose of research

    Week 2: Uses Research Data Bases and the Library – Medline, SportDiscus, PsychInfo (portion of class in library)

    Week 3: Presenting the Problem – discussion of the lit review, objectives, hypotheses, etc.

    Week 4: Formulating the Method – description of participants, procedures, instrumentation, etc.

    Week 5: Introduction to Statistical Concepts – conceptual discussion of sampling, sample size, central tendency, variability, statistical significance, effect size, statistical power

    Week 6: Ethical and Legal Considerations – purpose of IRB/HIPPA, historical context

    Week 7: Exam 1

    Week 8: Research Designs: Survey and Descriptive

    Week 9: Research Designs: Quasi-Experimental and Experimental

    Week 10: Research Designs: Meta-Analysis and Review Articles

    Week 11: Research Designs: Mixed and Qualitative Methods

    Week 12: Research Designs: Epidemiology

    Week 13: Reporting and Writing Research: Results and Discussion – discussion of the

    Week 14: Exam 2

    Week 15: Research Proposals – students present formally with Q&A

    Week 16: Research Proposals – students present formally with Q&A

    D. Textbooks

    Title: Research Methods in Physical Activity

    Authors: Thomas, Nelson, & Silverman

    Publisher: Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL

    Year: 2005

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Selected videos available via Google and YouTube.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Student Expectations:

    Students are expected to read all required materials in advance of each class meeting.

    Students are expected to attend class meetings regularly.

    Students are expected to participate in all Blackboard discussions.

    Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion.

    Grade Criteria:

    Written Examinations: 100%

    *Note: rubrics for each grade area could not be added directly to this Acrobat form and are instead provided in section 8 of syllabus document.

    Percentages:

    A+ = 97.5 - 100, A = 92.5 - 97.49, A- = 90 - 92.49, B+ = 87.5 - 89.99,

    B = 82.5 - 87.49, B- = 80 - 82.49, C+ = 77.5 - 79.99, C = 72.5 - 77.49,

    C- = 70 - 72.49, D+ = 67.5 - 69.99, D = 62.5 - 67.49, D- = 60 - 62.49,

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Week 1: Introduction to Research – basic concepts in inquiry, purpose of research

    Week 2: Uses Research Data Bases and the Library – Medline, SportDiscus, PsychInfo (portion of class in library)

    Week 3: Presenting the Problem – discussion of the lit review, objectives, hypotheses, etc.

    Week 4: Formulating the Method – description of participants, procedures, instrumentation, etc.

    Week 5: Introduction to Statistical Concepts – conceptual discussion of sampling, sample size, central tendency, variability, statistical significance, effect size, statistical power

    Week 6: Ethical and Legal Considerations – purpose of IRB/HIPPA, historical context

    Week 7: Exam 1

    Week 8: Research Designs: Survey and Descriptive

    Week 9: Research Designs: Quasi-Experimental and Experimental

    Week 10: Research Designs: Meta-Analysis and Review Articles

    Week 11: Research Designs: Mixed and Qualitative Methods

    Week 12: Research Designs: Epidemiology

    Week 13: Reporting and Writing Research: Results and Discussion – discussion of the

    Week 14: Exam 2

    Week 15: Research Proposals – students present formally with Q&A

    Week 16: Research Proposals – students present formally with Q&A

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    Students are allowed to miss up to 2 class meetings without penalty. Each absence beyond 2 will result in a reduction of 2% from the final grade.

    Regarding observance of religious holidays: All students have a right to expect that the University will reasonably accommodate their religious observances, practices, and beliefs. Students are expected to notify the instructor in writing by the second class if they intend to be absent for a class or announced examination, in accordance with university policy.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    “Plagiarism is defined as "literary theft" and consists of the unattributed quotation of the exact

    words of a published text or the unattributed borrowing of original ideas by paraphrase from a

    published text. On written papers for which the student employs information gathered from

    books, articles, or oral sources, each direct quotation, as well as ideas and facts that are not

    generally known to the public-at-large, must be attributed to its author by means of the

    appropriate citation procedure. Citations may be made in footnotes or within the body of the text.

    Plagiarism also consists of passing off as one's own, segments or the total of another person's

    work.”

    “Punishment for academic dishonesty will depend on the seriousness of the offense and may

    include receipt of an "F" with a numerical value of zero on the item submitted, and the "F" shall

    be used to determine the final course grade. It is the option of the instructor to assign the student

    a grade of "F" of "FF" (the latter indicating dishonesty) in the course.

    All students are expected to complete assignments according to the provided schedule and any work to be completed/submitted after the provided schedule must be approved in advance or the work will receive no academic credit.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    t is expected that this course would enroll approximately 15-20 students each time it is delivered. This course will be required of all graduate students in the Exercise Science program.


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