Research Methods for Sports Studies: Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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This comprehensive and accessible textbook offers a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student.
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Research Methods for Sports Studies: Second Edition

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Overview

This comprehensive and accessible textbook offers a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203879382
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/7/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,215,238
  • File size: 506 KB

Meet the Author

Chris Gratton is Professor of Sports Economics and Director of the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Ian Jones is Associate Dean for Sport, the Centre for Event and Sport Research, Bournemouth University, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 What is Research? 1
2 Research Traditions 14
3 The Research Process 31
4 Research Questions, Aims and Objectives 38
5 Reviewing the Literature 50
6 Theories, Concepts and Variables in Sport Research 71
7 Research Designs for Sports Studies 91
8 Collecting Data I: The Questionnaire Survey 115
9 Collecting Data II: Research Interviews 140
10 Collecting Data III: Unobtrusive Methods - Observation and Content Analysis 158
11 Collecting Data IV: Ethnographic Research in Sport 175
12 Analysing Data I: Quantitative Data Analysis 192
13 Analysing Data II: Qualitative Data Analysis 217
14 Writing the Research Report 228
15 Sports Research and the Internet 248
16 Student Issues 256
Glossary 269
Bibliography 274
Journals publishing sports-related research 280
Index 282
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