Research Methods for Sports Studies / Edition 1

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Overview

"This textbook is essential reading for those undertaking research into sport from a social science or management approach, either as part of an academic course, or for those employed within sport-related industries." It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process, from the concept stage through to the presentation of results. Throughout the book, the research methodology is brought to life through the use of relevant case studies and examples.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415268783
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/19/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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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