To examine and critique a research study about the MOTOR, SPORT and PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES and BEHAVIORS of children, and to COMPARE and CONTRAST the findings of the study to material highlighted in course material.
A written report, not to exceed FOUR (4) double-spaced, well-written and organized report including an insightful professional and personal reflection related to your career development.
Find and select a research study that examines the motor development of children (DO NOT select studies examining infants or older children – participants should be between the ages of 2 -12 years old. DO NOT select summary articles, position papers or fitness related studies) that has been reported in a major scientific journal within the past THREE years. Once you have selected an appropriate article that is interesting to you, summarize and critique the research study.
– Discuss your reaction to the research. Was this a worthwhile investigation? Why or why not? Are the findings practical and usable and if so, explain and give examples. What did you learn by conducting this review and how was the article related to this course (be specific) and how could you use the findings in your career (be sure to state your career choice)?
– Has your examination of this study changed your views of movement activities children? Explain your answer. How do the findings of this study support or contradict the information contained within the textbook? How do the results from this study compare and contrast to your own ideas about the impact movement activities have on human development and motor performance? How will information gained from this study and this course impact your career development?
RECOMMENDED RESEARCH JOURNALS:
-Journal of Applied Physiology
-Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
-Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
-Journal of Human Movement Studies
-Pediatric Exercise Science
-Journal of Motor Behavior
-Perceptual and Motor Skills
-Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
-Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports
-Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance