Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods

Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods

by Michael Atkinson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1848607296

ISBN-13: 9781848607293

Pub. Date: 12/06/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplinces. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are undispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

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The SAGE Key Concepts series provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics in a variety of disciplinces. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages critical evaluation through understanding. Written by experienced and respected academics, the books are undispensable study aids and guides to comprehension.

Key Concepts in Sport & Exercise Research Methods

This book systematically demonstrates the significance and application of method in plain language.

Written for students, it contains the core methodological concepts, practices and debates they need to understand and apply research methods within the field of sport and exercise. The book provides a comprehensive panoramic introduction which will reassure and empower its readers.

Written by a leading academic, and drawing on years of teaching experience, it includes carefully cross-referenced entries which critically engage with interdisciplinary themes and data.

Each concept includes:

clear definitions

suggestions for further reading

comprehensive examples

practical applications.

Pragmatic, lucid and concise the book will provide essential support to students in sport and exercise science, kinesiology and health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848607293
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
SAGE Key Concepts Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

About the Author viii

Introduction: Using this Book ix

Academic Journals 1

Analytic Epidemiology 8

Applied vs. Pure Research 14

Archival Research 19

Causality 26

Critical Theory 33

Descriptive Statistics 40

Discourse Analysis 48

Distributions 53

Epistemology 61

Ethnography 66

Evaluation Research 74

Evidence-Based Research and Practice 80

Experiments 85

Grounded Theory 93

Hypotheses 98

Inferential Statistics 106

Interdisciplinary Research 112

Interpretivism 116

Interviewing 121

Literature Reviews 129

Media Analysis 135

Meta-Analysis 143

Ontology 148

Populations and Samples 152

Positivism 159

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research 164

Questionnaires 170

Reliability 176

Representation 182

Research Ethics 187

Research Proposals 193

Research Questions 199

Translation 210

Triangulation 216

Unobtrusive Methods 221

Validity 227

Variables 232

Visual Methods 239

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