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

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.

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

Part I: Overview of the Research Process
Chapter 1. Introduction to Research in Physical Activity
Chapter 2. Developing the Problem and Using the Literature
Chapter 3. Presenting the Problem
Chapter 4. Formulating the Method
Chapter 5. Ethical Issues in Research and Scholarship

Part II: Statistical and Measurement Concepts in Research
Chapter 6. Becoming Acquainted With Statistical Concepts
Chapter 7. Statistical Issues in Research Planning and Evaluation
Chapter 8. Relationships Among Variables
Chapter 9. Differences Among Groups
Chapter 10. Nonparametric Techniques
Chapter 11. Measuring Research Variables

Part III: Types of Research
Chapter 12. Historical Research in Physical Activity
Chapter 13. Philosophic Research in Physical Activity
Chapter 14. Research Synthesis (Meta-Analysis)
Chapter 15. The Survey
Chapter 16. Other Descriptive Research Methods
Chapter 17. Physical Activity Epidemiology Research
Chapter 18. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
Chapter 19. Qualitative Research

Part IV: Writing the Research Report
Chapter 20. Completing the Research Process
Chapter 21. Ways of Reporting Research

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