This unit focuses on integrating basic and advanced principles of quantitative and qualitative research methods with a contemporary approach to data analysis built on magnitude-based inference statistics, with specific application to sport and exercise sciences. The unit will provide graduates with the skills to understand and conduct applied research and analyse data in ways that are relevant to sports and clinical practitioners and academics. Graduates will learn how to communicate research outcomes that can be understood by a variety of stakeholders (e.g., scientific community, coaches etc.). The unit will include a study of research methods both qualitative and quantitative; statistical tests; planning, forming and designing data collection for research; and critically analyse scientific literature.

Presented by Prof Will Hopkins
Professor Will Hopkins is a Professor of Research Design and Statistics, College of Sport and Exercise Science, Victoria University, Melbourne. He is also Adjunct professor at Shandong Sport University, China, and the Defence Institute, Norway. Previous to these appointments, Will worked in different institutions in New Zealand, and consulted to different organisations in UK, Qatar, Norway, NZ, Poland, China, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Australia. In the last 20 years, he has dedicated an enormous amount of work to the creation and divulgation of his statistics website (sportsci.org). His publications have in excess of 25,800 citations and he reached a H index of 76 (Google Scholar). 

Course schedule
Online: 20 February – 24 May 2019


Contact details
For more information or to enrol, please contact the provider using the below details:

Victoria University
Fabio Serpiello
Ph: 03 99194736
Em: sport.stats@vu.edu.au 
Web: vu.edu.au/mbi