Core Module Information
Module title: Analysis of Sports Performance

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES10106
Module leader: Peter Laird
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Introduction to Notation and Games Analysis. Identification of factors to be analysed and techniques for data collection from team games. Identification of factors to be analysed and techniques for data collection from individual sports and games. Methods of analysis of individual play within team games. Presentation of results. Practical use of commercial software.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply the concept and uses of notational techniques in the analysis of sports and games.
LO2: Utilise and implement a suitable protocol to collect the appropriate data in order to undertake such an analysis in a specific sport of their own choosing
LO3: Critically analyse the data obtained and validate the reasons for the selection of the analysis methods used.
LO4: Critically reflect the results of the data obtained and the limitations of the analysis used.
LO5: Present the use of video recording, spreadsheet, and statistical techniques.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Laird
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, and class based practicals which develop theory into practice. Coursework develops analysis theory demonstrated with practical material (LO 2). Students will be able to gather performance observations using a variety of techniques (LOs 3 & 5). A performance observation allows the student to demonstrate a variety of the most appropriate analysis methods and detail their findings through analysis of the data gathered (LOs 1 & 4).

Formative Assessment:
A formative assessment will be used through a 200 word project proposal. you will receive guidance on its suitability and required ammendments. The proposal must indicate the skill and activity to be observed and indicate how the performance can be measured and analysed.
You will be required to propose a suitable 'real world' client group for analysis.
A proposal will be submitted and approved before a summative performance analysis is undertaken. This process is to include Risk Assessment.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be applied though an analysis project (100% weighting, 3500 words total: 3000 project; 500 client report).
You must undertake analysis of performance in a chosen sport detailing appropriate methods giving reasons for your selection and a critical evaluation of the analysis.
You are required to produce a project detailing how the observation was conducted with reasons as to why this was the most appropriate method and include a critical evaluation of the methods used.
The report is inclusive of an Athlete/Coaches report (500 words per subject). The report findings should be presented in an ‘athlete friendly’ format.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Face To Face Tutorial 13
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 153
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 100 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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