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EXSC 301: Research Methods in Exercise Science: Overview

Course Description

Designed to help students understand, evaluate and conduct exercise science research. Class members will learn basic concepts and procedures used for conducting research and will become better consumers of research. Students will collaborate to design and present their original research student proposal.

Introduction

This guide is created for students enrolled in EXSC 301: Research Methods in Exercise Science. If you have any questions about the content, please contact the Exercise Science librarian, Caroline Eckardt.

How can this guide help you?

  1. Develop a research topic based on preliminary research.
  2. Broaden or narrow a research topic based on interest and resources found.
  3. Utilize keywords from a research topic to search for resources.
  4. Discover the library resources available to students.
  5. Differentiate between scholarly, peer-reviewed sources vs. popular sources.
  6. Request materials not owned by SU Libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
  7. Evaluate sources based on disciplinary standards.
  8. Cite sources in the proper style based on disciplinary standards.

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