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

Laura Houghton, Emily Williams, Hollie Jones, Richard Page, John Bostock

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-109
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
Volume20
Early online date24 Apr 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • constructive alignment
  • statistics
  • gender
  • assessment
  • research methods

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