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EXSC 440: Research in Exercise Science: Methods

Guide for EXSC 440 Class - Dr. Funkhouser



The methods section describes how the study was conducted.  There should be enough information in this section to replicate the study.

Examine the following elements:

  • Research design - can it answer the question?

  • Intervention (if there is one)

  • Sampling - how were participants (or articles for a systematic review) selected?

  • Materials or measures

  • Data sources

  • Procedures

  • Analysis strategy

  • Approval - was the study approved by an IRB or ethics board?