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HP 5379: Research Methods in Health, Human Performance, and Recreation


Welcome! After working through this guide you should be well equipped to perform the searching and organizing of resources needed to acquire, appraise, and assess information in your field. The guide will cover: 

  • Asking a relevant research question
  • Acquiring the best available evidence 
  • Assessing the information with relevant tools 
  • Searching for journals to publish your research in 
  • using Zotero for citation management


The purpose of this guide is to provide research support for graduate students enrolled in HP 5379. However, it will be useful to anyone doing research in HHPR. 


spotlightThis library guide is part of our “spotlight on the disciplines” literacy tier. In this tier you will be introduced to advanced academic research skills. These skills are developed by working with research librarians in upper-level courses specific to their discipline. The spotlight represents the in-depth instruction, library guides, advanced search strategies, and research consultations provided by the research & engagement librarians.

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