Doing Your Research Project in Sport

Doing Your Research Project in Sport

by Chris Lynch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844451647
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/17/2010
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Chris Lynch teaches at Sheffield College, where he is lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science. He has extensive experience of teaching research methods to students on higher education courses and supervising their research projects. Chris is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of BASES. He is also an avid follower of sport and a poor 5-a-side footballer.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Part 1 Getting to the start Line 1

1 Your research project and this book 3

2 Getting to the start line: the basis of research 6

3 Identifying problems and developing the research question 19

4 Searching for and reading research to write a literature review 33

5 Designing an experiment 52

6 Non-experimental research 69

7 Writing the why 78

Part 2 You're off 91

8 You're off: making ethics applications 93

9 Writing the how 104

10 Data analysis 112

Part 3 Crossing the finishing line 125

11 Wriring what you have found 127

12 Writing the so what 135

13 Crossing the finishing line 145

Appendix: writing-up checklist 151

References 152

Index 153

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