Accessing Academic Research | Dance Knowledge

Accessing Academic Research

Finding and interpreting research for the studio 1hr time valued CPD | taught by Dr Luke Hopper

Course description

A wealth of academic research information is available to help dancers in  training. 

Unfortunately most academic research is difficult to access and interpret. 

Learn simple tips for using academic research to directly benefit dance training. 

1 hr time valued on demand CPD. Includes three months access.

Course aims

  • Introduce students to Google Scholar
  • Describe the standard structure of research articles
  • Demonstrate how research articles can be interpreted

Learning outcomes

  • Search for a specific research topic
  • Navigate the Google Scholar search engine
  • Read and extract the general findings of a research article




Dr Luke Hopper
Dr Luke Hopper
Founder, Dance Knowledge

An Australian dance scientist with a research focus on the biomechanics of dancer performance and injury. Luke’s research has involved collaboration with major ballet companies in the Australia and the UK. He has served on the board of directors of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and is the president of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.

Course Curriculum

Searching for research
Searching for research articles FREE PREVIEW
Course notes
Practical activity
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Reading and interpreting research
Research paper for download
Research article structure FREE PREVIEW
Title, abstract, aims, conclusion
What is a single leg squat?
Introduction and referencing
Methods, results and discussion
Review articles
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Practical task
Finding and interpreting a research article
Research article for download
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Reviews (2)

by simone lee
Very clear explaination and easy to understand!

by Paul Doyle

by simone lee
Very clear explaination and easy to understand!

by Paul Doyle