research methodology in movement sciences

ledph2137  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

research methodology in movement sciences
4 credits
30.0 h
De Jaeger Dominique; Patris Sophie;
Main themes
The following topics will be studied: the scientific method, assessing the scientific literature online, critical review of the literature, scientific writing.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


At the end of the course the successful student will be able to understand how science works, to conduct research into databases that cover movement sciences topics (ex : Pubmed, Scopus), to find and assess scientific literature and to apply this knowledge to the preparation of a thesis in physical education field.



The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
1) The scientific method: theoretical concepts are taught and illustrated through presentations made by professors and assistants working in various fields of movement sciences research.

2) Assessing the scientific literature online: theoretical concepts and computer exercises on the Pubmed database. This module is taught with the collaboration of the librarian.

3) Critical review of the literature and scientific writing: what distinguishes scientific literature from non-scientific literature? How are bibliographic references presented?
Other information
Prerequisite : LIEPR1003 - Treatment of data
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Motor Skills: General

Master [120] in Motor Skills: Physical Education