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Research Methods

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Research Methods Syllabus Selected studies in the physical education literature related to methods, materials, techniques, and planning of research studies used and conducted by the profession. Text: Use as a reference Grading Hypothesis - 5 Introduction - 10 Review of Literature - 15 Human Subjects Application - 10 Topic Identification - 5 Identification of potential interests/topics
Originality of chosen topic
Justification of chosen topic Not clear
Average quality
Null and alternate hypotheses are clearly written, providing an in depth understanding of the research direction at an outstanding level Background
Literature
Statement of purpose
Statement of hypothesis
Definition of terms
Limitations
Delimitations Appropriate introduction paragraph
Articles in appropriate subheadings
Articles appropriately reviewed
Grammar and writing style Subjects
Protocol
Statistical analysis Background
Literature
Hypothesis
Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis
Presentation Aesthetics
Presentation Demeanor Brief summary of research
Selection criteria
Informed consent
Procedures
Risks
Benefits
Confidentiality
Informed Consent form Data presentation
Significance
Figures and Tables Opening paragraph
Explanation of findings (each variable measured)
-Compare findings to literature
-If similar findings, describe common points
-If dissimilar findings, discuss possible differences/ explanations
-Provide conclusions or suggestions
Limitations
Future study
Conclusion Background
Literature
Hypothesis
Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis
Results
Discussion
Limitations
Future study
Conclusion
Presentation Aesthetics
Presentation Demeanor Note**Sections can be re-written and turned in for consideration of a better grade. Each revision of a section turned in for better grade must be accompanied with an author response Methodology - 10 Proposal - 20 Results - 15 Discussion - 15 Thesis Defense - 30 Guidelines for Master's Thesis Content is the responsibility of the student and research committee Style and formatting is left up to the department, based on individual fields Who is responsible for fulfilling the requirements of the thesis? YOU Following your thesis defense:
1) revisions must be made,
2) returned for approval by your committee,
3) and submitted to the college reader 3 weeks before the end of the semester Once received from the college reader, signatures must be obtained and an electronic copy will be deposited into TopSCHOLAR Formatting:
Times New Roman (12 point font)
Double spaced throughout
Left margin = 1.5 in, Right margin = 1 in
Page numbering FAQ Graduate Research Grant Grad Travel Grant Topics of interest How to find Literature For Next Week:
1 article for each of our 3 class topics
3 possible individual topics (to turn in with only 800# ... no name)
3 articles each for your individual topics Need an advisor? Form B/C = your graduate contract, submitted before 12 hours completed Form D = admission to candidacy
Program of study
3.0 GPA
Completion of the "Research Tool"
Approved signatures
Submitted before 21 hours Comprehensive Exam
vs
Thesis Application for graduation For acquiring materials and assistance not normally available Must have a logical and clearly defined project Application form and budget form due

Can apply for up to 3 grants totaling $750
(has to be at least $150) Original and 4 copies, along with HSRB approval of the project Committee meets monthly during Fall and Spring semester

Does not meet during Dec, May, or summer months Fundable expenses:
Payment to subjects
Materials
Travel to conduct research (not to conferences)
Copying/ILL costs Non-fundable expenses:
Expenses already incurred
Conference travel
Student salary Upon completion, must submit:
Detailed expense sheet
Final project report (thesis can count) It will likely be at least two months from the time the application is submitted before you have access to the funds Money for travel to profe$$ional conferences 1)
Include the paper you plan to present
or
Proof of registration 2)
Detailed budget of all anticipated expenses
Airfare (travel)
Meals (per diem)
Lodging Week 1 Week 2 Review Peer-review Possible Topics Topic is undergraduate level/borderline grad level (1)
Topic is worthy of graduate level research (2)

Not an original topic (0)
Slight modification of a previous study (0.5)
Builds on previous research in an innovative way (1) Identify Class Topic Hormonal function and muscle elasticity in females Overtraining syndrome - metabolism shifts LDH isoforms Justification This is a paragraph or so write-up:

Average justification based on no, or minimal amount of research (1)

Case made for topic based on selected appropriate literature, worthy of graduate level research (2) Discuss Individual Topics Research Hypothesis An educated guess ... what you expect to happen based on what you already know Come in pairs Either our expected result will happen ...
or it won't happen The hypothesis that nothing will happen
(or that things will stay the same) is called the:

NULL HYPOTHESIS (H0) The hypothesis that indicates a change
(or that something happened) is called the:

ALTERNATE HYPOTHESIS (HA) Define Class Hypothesis Rubric

Hypothesis not clearly outlined (1)

Hypothesis is of average quality (3)

Null and alternate hypotheses are clearly written ... provide an understanding of the research direction (5) Background
Literature
Statement of purpose
Statement of hypothesis
Definition of terms
Limitations
Delimitations Components of an Introduction Goes from general to specific, leading to your statement of purpose and hypotheses For Next Time:
3 more articles for your topic
Written Hypothesis for your topic (#800)

Due for grade:
Topic (follow rubric) Anticipated solution to a problem based on previous experience Review Peer-review Hypotheses Rubric

Hypothesis not clearly outlined (1)

Hypothesis is of average quality (3)

Null and alternate hypotheses are clearly written ... provide an understanding of the research direction (5) Week 3 Write Class Introduction Background
Literature
Statement of purpose
Statement of hypothesis
Definition of terms
Limitations
Delimitations The justification paragraph works well here 1 = Average background provided
2 = Background detailing significance provided 1 = Studies included, but not clear why 2 = Studies cited set up need for project Appropriate statement of purpose included 1 = Hypothesis provided, but purpose unclear
2 = Both hypotheses provided (Null and Alternate) in clear manner Appropriate definitions of terms provided Appropriate limitations provided Appropriate delimitations provided Summarizing the Literature Your summary depends on what point you are trying to get across Start with the purpose of the study (to you) Include the important aspects of the Methodology ... type of subjects, protocols used, etc. Give the main results as they pertain to your research framework End with what the authors concluded ... and its significance to your study Practice Appropriate introduction paragraph
Articles in appropriate subheadings
Articles appropriately reviewed
Grammar and writing style Components of a Literature Review Discuss citing your literature, and references format In the written text, give author and year in some combination

Smith (2005) found that...

or

It was found that ... (Smith, 2005). Citing one author: Smith (2005) or (Smith, 2005)...

Citing two authors: Smith and Hill (2007) or (Smith and Hill, 2007)

Citing three or more authors: Smith et al. (2009) or (Smith et al., 2009) Start a References list (or Bibliography) as you write ...
this will be a separate section at the end of your document Your formatting will change depending on the journal you are writing for Include: Author(s) - Last name, First name, Middle initial
Title of the article
Title of the journal
Volume number, (issue number), page-range, and year. Next Week:

Written Introduction with 800# for peer-review

Article summary on class topic (e-mail to me before next Tuesday)
(not on an article that we have already done!)

3 more article on your personal topic

Due for grade: Hypothesis (you can put your name on this) Review Week 4 Peer-review INTRODUCTION Background
Literature
Statement of purpose
Statement of hypothesis
Definition of terms
Limitations
Delimitations Appropriate limitations provided Appropriate definitions of terms provided Appropriate statement of purpose included 1 = Average background provided
2 = Background detailing significance provided 1 = Studies included, but not clear why 2 = Studies cited set up need for project 1 = Hypothesis provided, but purpose unclear
2 = Both hypotheses provided (Null and Alternate) in clear manner Appropriate delimitations provided (Turn in Hypothesis(es)) Write Class LITERATURE REVIEW Appropriate introduction paragraph
Articles in appropriate subheadings
Articles appropriately reviewed
Grammar and writing style 1 = Has something written
3 = Average synthesis
5 = Outstanding grasp of literature evident from introductory paragraph 1 = Has subheadings
2 = Subheadings display evidence of understanding the scope of the literature 3 = A limited number of articles (1-2) are provided in each subheading
5 = Article reviews are presented, but not in a logical sequence; reviews not adequate
8 = Majority of articles reviewed are adequate, with a few not up to par
10 = All articles reviewed are of outstanding quality 1 = Grammar and syntax not used appropriately
2 = Grammar is of an adequate quality
3 = Grammar is outstanding Components of a METHODOLOGY Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis Subject recruitment
Desired descriptive characteristics
HSRB, informed consent Worthy of "replication" Next week:

Introduction for grade
Literature Review for peer review Week 4 Week 5 Review Peer-review
REVIEW OF LITERATURE Appropriate introduction paragraph
Articles in appropriate subheadings
Articles appropriately reviewed
Grammar and writing style 1 = Has subheadings
2 = Subheadings display evidence of understanding the scope of the literature 3 = A limited number of articles (1-2) are provided in each subheading
5 = Article reviews are presented, but not in a logical sequence; reviews not adequate
8 = Majority of articles reviewed are adequate, with a few not up to par
10 = All articles reviewed are of outstanding quality 1 = Grammar and syntax not used appropriately
2 = Grammar is of an adequate quality
3 = Grammar is outstanding 1 = Has something written
3 = Average synthesis
5 = Outstanding grasp of literature evident from introductory paragraph Write Class METHODOLOGY Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis 1 = Recruitment of subjects listed
2 = Recruitment of subjects, description of desired subjects
3 = Recruitment, description, and reference to informed consent 1 = Outline of desired protocol listed
3 = Protocol described, but in average detail
5 = Protocol described in detail worthy of replication 1 = Analysis listed, but not appropriate
2 = Appropriate analysis provided Determining Sample Size "Power Analysis" Turn in Intros Components of a Human Subjects Review Board Application Brief summary of research
Selection criteria
Informed consent
Procedures
Risks
Benefits
Confidentiality
Informed Consent form Components of a Proposal Background
Literature
Hypothesis
Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis
Presentation Aesthetics
Presentation Demeanor CITI Training * Go to www.citiprogram.org
* Select "New Users"
* Step 1 - Participating Institutions: Western Kentucky University
* Step 2 - Create a username and password
* Step 3 - Enter your name
* Step 4 - Enter e-mail address
* Complete contact information fields
* Check the course you are required to complete HSRB applicants are to complete:
[1] Social/Behavioral Research Course (live human beings), and
[2]Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research Course (RCR)

(Each of the two modules have been reported to take roughly a minimum of 2-3 hours to complete, please consider this in your research time line) For next week: Complete the CITI Training ... bring printout confirmation

Two weeks (next time we meet):
Literature Review for grade
Methods for peer review Week 7 Review Turn in Lit Review Peer-review
METHODS 1 = Recruitment of subjects listed
2 = Recruitment of subjects, description of desired subjects
3 = Recruitment, description, and reference to informed consent 1 = Outline of desired protocol listed
3 = Protocol described, but in average detail
5 = Protocol described in detail worthy of replication 1 = Analysis listed, but not appropriate
2 = Appropriate analysis provided Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis Discuss individual Statistical Analyses Give Sample Proposal! Make Class Proposal Background
Literature
Hypothesis
Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis
Presentation Aesthetics
Presentation Demeanor Next week:

Methodology for grade
You will give your proposal... Week 8 PROPOSALS Turn in Methods Next week:

Nothing due! (Except re-writes if you want) Week 9 Review Write Class HSRB Application Brief summary of research
Selection criteria
Informed consent
Procedures
Risks
Benefits
Confidentiality
Informed Consent form Components of a RESULTS Section Data Presentation

Significance

Figures and Tables 3 = Presented as outline or minimal text
5 = Data provided, but incomplete or not appropriate
7 = Provided appropriately and in logical order 1 = Mentioned, but p-values not provided
3 = p-values reported for all dependent variables 1 = Figures and/or tables provided, but not appropriate
3 = Figures and/or tables supplied, but incomplete
5 = Figures and/or tables contain appropriate information, significance markers, units of measurement, and captions Data Sheets! What do you expect your numbers to look like? Based on literature
Normal ranges
Units Let's make up some numbers:
Descriptive
Dependent variables Next week:

Write HSRB for peer review
Generate fake numbers for a classmate (descriptive and dependent variables) Week 10 Review Peer-review HSRB Brief summary of research = 1
Selection criteria = 1
Informed consent = 1
Procedures = 2
Risks = 1
Benefits = 1
Confidentiality = 1
Informed Consent form = 2 1 = Figures and/or tables provided, but not appropriate
3 = Figures and/or tables supplied, but incomplete
5 = Figures and/or tables contain appropriate information, significance markers, units of measurement, and captions Write Class RESULTS Section Data Presentation

Significance

Figures and Tables 3 = Presented as outline or minimal text
5 = Data provided, but incomplete or not appropriate
7 = Provided appropriately and in logical order 1 = Mentioned, but p-values not provided
3 = p-values reported for all dependent variables Common Statistical Procedures Correlations: r-values ... between -1 and 1

t-Tests: p-values ... 0.05 is the magic #

ANOVA: three or more groups Components of a DISCUSSION Opening Paragraph
Restate purpose/hypothesis
Primary findings summarized
Explanation of findings (each variable)
Compare findings to literature
If similar, describe common points
If dissimilar, discuss explanations
Provide conclusions or suggestions
Limitations
Future Study
Conclusion Next week:

HSRB for grade
Results for peer-review Week 11 Review Turn in HSRB Peer-review Results 3 = Presented as outline or minimal text
5 = Data provided, but incomplete or not appropriate
7 = Provided appropriately and in logical order 1 = Figures and/or tables provided, but not appropriate
3 = Figures and/or tables supplied, but incomplete
5 = Figures and/or tables contain appropriate information, significance markers, units of measurement, and captions Data Presentation

Significance

Figures and Tables 1 = Mentioned, but p-values not provided
3 = p-values reported for all dependent variables Write Class DISCUSSION Section Opening Paragraph
Restate purpose/hypothesis (1)
Primary findings summarized (1)
Explanation of findings (each variable)
Compare findings to literature
If similar, describe common points
If dissimilar, discuss explanations
Provide conclusions or suggestions

Limitations


Future Study


Conclusion 1 = Explanations attempted, but literature not compared/explanation not founded
3 = Explanations appropriate for some variables, but incomplete for others
5 = Explanations appropriate for all variables 1 = Limitations of study provided, but not in appropriate detail
2 = Limitations of study provided in appropriate detail 1 = Future studies given, but with minimal or no supporting rationale
2 = Future studies given, some with supporting rationale, but others incomplete
3 = Future studies given, all with appropriate supporting rationale Main findings of the study summarized (1)
Application or practical significance included if appropriate (1)
Final summary statement (1) Components of a DEFENSE Background
Literature
Hypothesis
Subjects
Protocol
Statistical Analysis
Results
Discussion
Limitations
Future study
Conclusion
Presentation Aesthetics
Presentation Demeanor Next week:

Results for grade
Discussion for peer-review Week 12 Review Turn in RESULTS Peer-review Discussion 1 = Explanations attempted, but literature not compared/explanation not founded
3 = Explanations appropriate for some variables, but incomplete for others
5 = Explanations appropriate for all variables 1 = Future studies given, but with minimal or no supporting rationale
2 = Future studies given, some with supporting rationale, but others incomplete
3 = Future studies given, all with appropriate supporting rationale Main findings of the study summarized (1)
Application or practical significance included if appropriate (1)
Final summary statement (1) Opening Paragraph
Restate purpose/hypothesis (1)
Primary findings summarized (1)
Explanation of findings (each variable)
Compare findings to literature
If similar, describe common points
If dissimilar, discuss explanations
Provide conclusions or suggestions

Limitations


Future Study


Conclusion 1 = Limitations of study provided, but not in appropriate detail
2 = Limitations of study provided in appropriate detail Abstract Should be a summary of the entire project
-can be between 100-350 words (150-200 recommended) Blank Page (Fly-leaf)
Title Page
Signature Page
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
List of figures/tables
Abstract
Text (Chapters 1-5)
Appendix
Bibliography
Blank Page (Fly-leaf) Additional Information
-HSRB Approval forms
-Questionnaires
-Sometimes raw data
-Calcuations used, etc For Next time:

1. Make Thesis Defense
2. E-mail me by Monday (Dec 5th)
3. Make Poster
4. E-mail me by class on Wednesday (Dec 7st)
5. Discussion for grade
6. Make any re-writes that you want (we are running out of time!)
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