Designing and Conducting Research in Health and Human Performance / Edition 1

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Overview

Health education is a popular and growing undergraduate major and an occupational field that is on the rise. This easy-to-read, user-friendly book provides the information and skills needed for effective production and consumption of research. Designed for the first course in research methods, this text shows how to conduct and read research, design research tools, and evaluate results. Providing comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods, the book is perfectly suited for students in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470404805
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 574,864
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tracey Dexter Matthews, DPE, is professor and departmentchair in the Exercise Science and Sports Studies Department atSpringfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Kimberly T. Kostelis, DPE, is an associate professor inthe Department of Physical Education and Human Performance atCentral Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Part 1: Understanding Important Research Concepts.

1. Introduction to Research in Health and HumanPerformance.

What You'll Learn.

Defining the Research Process.

Research Continuum: Applied and Basic Research.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

2. Concepts in Research Designs.

What You'll Learn.

Overview of Research Designs.

Understanding Research Variables.

Measuring Research Variables.

Interpreting Research Designs.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

Part 2: Reviewing the Literature.

3. Developing Your Research Topic and Interpreting ResearchReports.

What You'll Learn.

Identifying the Problem.

Accessing Sources.

Reading and Interpreting Research Reports.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

4. Writing the Review of Literature.

What You'll Learn.

Developing an Outline.

Writing Scientifically.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

Part 3: Understanding and Developing ResearchDesigns.

5. Quantitative Research Designs.

What You'll Learn.

Descriptive Research Designs.

Experimental Research Designs.

Correlation Research Designs.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

6. Qualitative Research Designs.

What You'll Learn.

Characteristics of Qualitative Research.

Procedures in Qualitative Research.

Types of Qualitative Research Designs.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

7. Mixed-Methods and Action Research Designs.

What You'll Learn.

Overview of Mixed-Methods Research Designs.

Framework for Mixed-Methods Research Designs.

Action Research.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

8. Ethics in Research.

What You'll Learn.

Ethics Within Research.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

9. Developing Your Research Proposal.

What You'll Learn.

Sampling.

Writing Your Introduction.

Developing Your Methods.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

Part 4: Exploring Measurement and Analysis.

10. Validity, Reliability, Objectivity.

What You'll Learn.

Validity Concepts.

Reliability Concepts.

Objectivity Concepts.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

11. Introduction to Statistics and HypothesisTesting.

What You'll Learn.

Introduction to Statistics.

Descriptive Statistics.

Hypothesis Testing.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

12. Quantitative Data Analysis.

What You'll Learn.

Inferential Statistics.

Examining Relationships.

Examining Differences.

Examining Type I and Type II Errors.

Summary.

Review Questions

Key Terms.

13. Qualitative Analysis: Interpreting the Data.

What You'll Learn.

Recording Your Data.

Managing Your Data.

Writing the Report.

Trustworthiness of the Data.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Key Terms.

Part 5: Putting it All Together.

14. Results and Discussion: Writing What You Found.

What You'll Learn.

Results Section.

Discussion Section.

Writing Your Abstract.

Summary.

Review Questions.

15. Presenting Your Research.

What You'll Learn.

Poster Presentations.

Oral Presentation.

Summary.

Review Questions.

Glossary.

References.

Index.

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