Research Methods in Physical Activity / Edition 3

Research Methods in Physical Activity / Edition 3

by Thomas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880114819

ISBN-13: 9780880114813

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Researchers in the physical activity field must have a firm understanding of the research process in order to evaluate data and reach valid conclusions. Research Methods in Physical Activity, fourth edition, facilitates this understanding in a format that is both instructional and entertaining to read.

Designed for the graduate-level student enrolled in a research

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Overview

Researchers in the physical activity field must have a firm understanding of the research process in order to evaluate data and reach valid conclusions. Research Methods in Physical Activity, fourth edition, facilitates this understanding in a format that is both instructional and entertaining to read.

Designed for the graduate-level student enrolled in a research methods course, the text also is an excellent reference for experienced researchers wishing to hone their analytical skills as well as learn new research methods and techniques. The concepts apply to every aspect of the study of physical activity, including exercise science, kinesiology, movement studies, physical education, sport science, and sport studies.

Research Methods in Physical Activity, fourth edition, is completely revised and updated. Features of this new edition include

  • expanded information on evaluating data and statistical power,
  • a simplified explanation of multivariate procedures,
  • a new approach to nonparametrics parallel with parametric procedures, and
  • a new chapter on exercise epidemiological research.
Research Methods in Physical Activity, fourth edition, covers all aspects of the research process, from developing and defining a research problem to writing a research report. Readers will enjoy the humorous anecdotes and sketches, a reflection of the authors' belief that research reporting need not be dry and pompous; it can be entertaining.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880114813
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
485
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IOverview of the Research Process1
Ch. 1Introduction to Research in Physical Activity3
Ch. 2Developing the Problem and Using the Literature25
Ch. 3Presenting the Problem49
Ch. 4Formulating the Method61
Ch. 5Ethical Issues in Research and Scholarship73
Pt. IIStatistical and Measurement Concepts in Research91
Ch. 6Becoming Acquainted With Statistical Concepts93
Ch. 7Relationships Among Variables113
Ch. 8Differences Among Groups135
Ch. 9Nonparametric Techniques167
Ch. 10Measuring Research Variables181
Pt. IIITypes of Research201
Ch. 11Historical Research in Physical Activity203
Ch. 12Philosophic Research in Physical Activity219
Ch. 13Research Synthesis (Meta-Analysis)237
Ch. 14The Survey261
Ch. 15Other Descriptive Research Methods277
Ch. 16Descriptive Research in Physical Activity Epidemiology291
Ch. 17Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research309
Ch. 18Qualitative Research331
Pt. IVWriting the Research Report353
Ch. 19Completing the Research Process355
Ch. 20Ways of Reporting Research375
App. A: Statistical Tables393
App. B: A Brief Historical Overview of Research in Physical Activity in the United States407
App. C: Computers in Research and Scholarship411
App. D: Sample Consent Forms417
References427
Author Index442
Subject Index444
About the Authors449

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