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Research Methods in Physical Activity / Edition 3

Research Methods in Physical Activity / Edition 3

by Thomas


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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)

About the Author

Jerry R. Thomas, EdD, is professor and chair of the department of health and human performance at Iowa State University. Besides writing the previous editions of this book, Thomas has authored more than 200 publications, 87 of which are data-based refereed publications, with numerous contributions in research methods. Awarded the C.H. McCloy Lecturer in 1999, based on his career research production, Thomas has served as editor in chief for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and as a reviewer for most major research journals in kinesiology and numerous journals in psychology. He has also served as president of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, of the AAHPERD Research Consortium, and of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. He was named an AAHPERD Alliance Scholar in 1990 and NASPSPA Distinguished Scholar in 2003, based on lifetime achievement in research.

Jack K. Nelson, EdD, is professor emeritus in the department of kinesiology at Louisiana State University. Nelson conducted and published research and taught research methods for 35 years. He has advised more than 50 doctoral dissertations and more than 50 masters' theses focused on the research process. In addition, he has more than 80 publications and has served as editor of research publications. A fellow in the Research Consortium, he has been a member of AAHPERD, the American Educational Research Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has also served as president of the Association for Research, Administration, Professional Councils and Societies (now AAALF) and as vice president of AAHPERD.

Stephen Silverman, EdD, has taught and written about research methods for over 20 years. He is a professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and he has conducted research on teaching in physical education focusing on how children learn motor skill and develop attitudes. He has published more than 50 research articles in addition to many books and book chapters. Silverman is a fellow of both the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Research Consortium. A former coeditor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education and current editor in chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Silverman was the American Educational Research Association Physical Education Scholar Lecturer and a Research Consortium Scholar Lecturer and Weiss Lecturer for AAHPERD.

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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