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Khp 781 - Computer Applications and Research in Athletic Training
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KHP 781 Computer Applications and Research in Athletic Training Fall 1999 Room 212 Seaton Center Instructor Carl G Mattacola PhD ATC Office Room 205 CAHP Building Phone 323 1100 ext 267 E mail carlmat pop uky edu Co Instructor Tim L Uhl PhD ATC PT Office Room 205 CAHP Building Phone 323 1100 ext 264 E mail tluhl2 pop uky edu Course Description This course is designed to introduce the student to computer applications and research in athletic training The importance of quality research in athletic training will be stressed and the procedures necessary to begin this process will be introduced The student will 1 Develop an understanding for the importance of research in athletic training 2 Develop the skills necessary to use computer applications to perform a literature search tabulate data analyze data 3 Acquire the skills to review and critically evaluate current research 4 Understand the basic skills and procedures necessary for designing a research study 5 Develop the skills necessary to conduct a thorough review of literature 6 Develop the skills necessary to summarize content and critically review research studies 7 Develop the skills necessary to prepare and defend a scholarly research study General Requirements Students are to be aware of and meet the technical standards and behavioral standards as outlined in Technical Standards and the Behavioral Standards in Patient Care of the College of Allied Health Profession Required Texts J R Thomas and J K Nelson Research Methods in Physical Activity Champaign IL Human Kinetics Publishers Inc 1990 R A Day How to Write Publish a Scientific Paper New York NY Oryx Press 1988 Assigned Readings Electronic Reserve www uky edu libraries reserves ereserves html Instructions for Masters Thesis http www rgs uky edu gs thesisprep pdf Institutional Review Board UK http www rgs uky edu rso human medirb htm Recommended Texts K T Henson The Art of Writing for Publication Needham Heights MA Allyn Bacon 1995 S W Huck W H Cormier and W G Bounds Reading Statistics and Research New York NY Harper Row Publishers 1974 W J Vincent Statistics in kinesiology Champaign IL Human Kinetics Publishers Inc 1995 Additional References These references can be found at http www nata org jat index html K L Knight and C D Ingersoll Structure of a scholarly manuscript 66 tips for what goes where J Athl Train 31 201 206 1996 K L Knight and C D Ingersoll Optimizing scholarly communications 30 tips for writing clearly J Athl Train 31 209 213 1996 Feedback 1 Students are encouraged to come to the instructor s office to review tests or to discuss progress in the class This will be the only means for review of evaluation instruments 2 Tests and or papers will be retained by the course coordinator until approximately three weeks into the succeeding semester or summer session Feb 15 June 1 Aug 1 and Sept 15 Academic Honesty 1 Each student in the class is expected to adhere to the highest standards of academic honesty Cheating and plagiarism violate the rules of the University and the ethical standards of members in the allied health profession Violations of the university s rules regarding academic honesty can lead to a failing grade in the course and expulsion from the University Students may view the Student Rights Responsibilities Document at http www uky edu StudentAffairs Code part1 html Withdrawals and Incompletes 1 The last day to withdraw from the course is at the end of the ninth week for fall or spring semester No withdrawals will be signed after that date 2 It is the student s responsibility to properly process withdrawals Students who fail to process withdrawals or who process them after the time that grade report sheets are printed will receive a grade of F on the official grade sheet To correctly process a withdrawl the student must obtain the signature of Dr Mattacola obtain the signature of the student s advisor and take the withdrawl form to the Registrar s office 3 Incomplete I grades will be given only in extenuating circumstances and never as a replacement for a failing or substandard grade Any student requesting an incomplete grade must see the course coordinator Dr Mattacola for approval and for additional rules governing incomplete grades University Closing Students should be aware of the following sources of information in the event of inclement weather or other problems which might cause the University to close Remember if the University is open students are expected to be in attendance and all tests will be given If the University is closed on a test day expect the test to be given on the next class day The cancellation or delay of classes announcements will normally be made by 6 00 a m through the local media The latest information will be available on the University of Kentucky INFOLINE at 257 5984 University of Kentucky TV Cable Channel 16 and WUKY KHP 781 Overview of Computer Applications Research in Athletic Training Course Assignments Due Date Fall Copy of computer search using Medline Sport Discus or equivalent database Critical Review of two to three articles on Athletic Training Sports Medicine related topic See form for a critique page 42 Thomas Nelson Outline a literature review from a review article in athletic training Research topic written statement of the problem Completed computer search Outline of a two to three page literature review from 2 4 articles maximum Two to three page literature review from 3 4 articles maximum Outline of Introduction for Chapter 1 Statement of the Problem Spring Chapter 1 Rough Draft Chapter 2 Rough Draft Verification of a research topic Part 1 Polished version Introduction Purpose Hypothesis Methods Part 2 Rough Draft II IRB Rough Draft IRB Rough Draft II Consent Form Data Collection Sheet Injury Questionnaire Grading Procedures Pass Fail Completion of all course assignments are expected on the stated due date A grade of pass will be issued when all course assignments are completed A grade of F will be issued if less than six of all course assignments are completed


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