SPO076-2 Assessment Brief

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Before 10am on: 13/05/2021 20 working days after deadline (L4, 5 and 7) 15 working days after deadline (L6) 10 working days after deadline (block delivery) 10/06/2021
Unit title & code SPO076-2 Case Studies of Contemporary Controversies in Sport and Physical Activity
Assignment number and title Assessment 1 Case Studies
Assignment type Case study
Weighting of assignment 100%
Size or length of assessment 2,000 words
Unit learning outcomes 1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of some contemporary controversies in sport and physical activity. 2. Demonstrate an ability to research and analyse an illustrative case of a contemporary controversy in sport and physical activity.
What am I required to do in this assignment?
The assessment must be completed individually. You must do all the five case studies and then submit a written assignment of 2,000 words by the hand-in deadline. Case Study 1: · Issue: Objectification/Self objectification of the gendered body · Case: You can choose to study a fitness club’s website or a celebrity’s Instagram posts about his/her own fitness-related activities. · Write up a critical analysis of 400 words by drawing on relevant academic literature. Case Study 2: · Issue: Racist abuse directed at athletes on social media · Case: You should study an incident of an athlete being racially abused on social media, which has been reported by the mass media. · Write up a critical analysis of 400 words by drawing on relevant academic literature. Case Study 3: · Issue: Security and sports mega-events. · Case: You should study security concerns at either the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics or the EURO 2020. · Write up a critical analysis of 400 words by drawing on relevant academic literature. Case Study 4: · Issue: Moral concerns over commercial partnership between sport and the gambling industry. · Case: You should study a case of a gambling company sponsoring a sports event or team. · Write up a critical analysis of 400 words by drawing on relevant academic literature. Case Study 5: · Issue: Accountability and transparency of sports governing bodies · Case: You should study either the FA’s handling of the resignation of Greg Clarke or the British Cycling’s handling of the doping scandal surrounding Dr Richard Freeman · Write up a critical analysis of 400 words by drawing on relevant academic literature. Written assignment: The five , a reference list and the Appendices should all be included in one Word document, with each critical analysis being a separate section. The five section headings should be the five issues for study respectively. Referencing must be done in the UoB Harvard Style. The non-academic sources of information utilised in your case studies should be put in the Appendices.
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
In order to pass this assessment, you will need to: · Understand some contemporary controversies in sport and physical activity. · Make reference to at least 5 pieces of relevant academic literature. · Analyse the key issues in the chosen cases.
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
1. Complete the case studies in the 5 scheduled ‘case study’ weeks. 1. Read through the relevant lecture notes and develop a good understanding of the issues under study. 1. When conducting each case study, first identify one or two key points which are discussed at lecture and illustrated in the chosen case, and then read some academic literature directly relevant to the identified key points to further develop your knowledge. 1. When writing up each case study, very briefly explain the chosen case first. Then critically analyse the chosen case by drawing on relevant academic literature. 1. Proofread and correct any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar. 1. Submit in time!
How does this assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
Week 4 lecture explains how to conduct case study. The lectures scheduled in Week 5-12 and 16-17 examine the five controversial issues of which you are required to conduct case studies.
How will my assignment be marked?
Your assignment will be marked according to the threshold expectations and the criteria on the following page. You can use them to evaluate your own work and consider your grade before you submit.
3rd Class – 40-49% Lower 2nd – 50-59% Upper 2nd – 60-69% 1st Class – 70%+
Case Studies You have conducted the case studies partially in accordance with the requirements. The chosen cases are described rather than analysed. Your understanding of the issues under study is adequate but limited. You have conducted the cases studies partially in accordance with the requirements. Your discussions demonstrate a sound appreciation of the issues under study, however, lack analytical elements. You have conducted the case studies in accordance with the requirements and your analyses demonstrate a good appreciation of the issues under study. You have conducted the case studies strictly in accordance with the requirements and your analyses demonstrate a critical appreciation of the issues under study.
Academic Literature Your analyses draw on 4-5 pieces of academic literature directly relevant to the issues under study. Your analyses draw on 6-7 pieces of academic literature directly relevant to the issues under study. Your analyses draw on 8-9 pieces of academic literature directly relevant to the issues under study. Your analyses draw on 10 or more pieces of academic literature directly relevant to the issues under study.
Referencing Your reference list and in-text citations are formatted partially in the UoB Harvard style with some major mistakes. Your reference list and in-text citations are formatted in the UoB Harvard style with many minor mistakes. Your reference list and in-text citations are appropriately formatted in the UoB Harvard style with some minor mistake. Your reference list and in-text citations are correctly formatted in the UoB Harvard style with no or only a couple of minor mistakes.
Structure Your assessment has no clear structure, but your discussions evidence some logical progression. Your has a structure, but your discussions are not developed logically or coherently. Your assessment has a clear structure and your discussions are reasonably developed. Your assessment has a clear 5-section structure in accordance with the requirements and your discussions are developed logically and coherently.
Language Your assessment evidences adequate academic writing with many grammatical, spelling and typographical errors. Your assessment is written appropriately in academic style with many grammatical, spelling and typographical errors. Your assessment is written appropriately in academic style with some grammatical, spelling and typographical errors. Your assessment is written appropriately in academic style with no or a very small number of grammatical, spelling and typographical errors.

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