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This syllabus provides an overview of the first semester (Fall 2019) in which there were no textbook costs for students enrolled in SPTL 603: Research Methods in Sport. Instead, students resourced an open textbook and listened to podcasts. Additionally, the course asked students to complete a LinkedIn Learning course, available for free through VCU Libraries.

The transition of SPTL 603 to a zero textbook cost course was a part of the 2019 Affordable Course Content Awards program. For additional information about the program, please visit

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May 2020


Syllabus for SPTL 603: Research Methods in Sport in Fall 2019. Includes course schedule providing an overview of the required readings and podcasts, all of which are freely available to students.


This work by Gregory Greenhalgh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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VCU Open and Affordable Course Content


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