Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity

by Richard Medcalf, Chris Mackintosh

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351971010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/11/2018
Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 162
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Richard Medcalf is Director of the Institute of Sport and Human Science at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and Vice-Chair of Sport4Life UK, a Birmingham-based charity which exists to transform the lives of young people through the power of sport. He has published on issues primarily related to inclusive practice in sport and physical education.

Chris Mackintosh is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is a National Advisor to England Golf, the Sport and Recreation Alliance and Antigua and Barbuda governments, and is working with the Japan 2020 Olympics as an invited Policy Advisor on ‘soft participation legacy’. He has worked with policy stakeholders including Sport England, The Equality and Human Rights Commission, FA, RFU, Rugby Football League and many local authorities on national strategies, and bespoke academic research projects. He was the lead Academic Advisor on the outdoor recreation Reconomics (2014) and Reconomics Plus (2017) reports that underpinned policy advocacy and two parliamentary debates on the value of outdoor recreation in the UK. In 2017–2018 he undertook the independent review of the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC).

Table of Contents

1. Researching Difference

Richard Medcalf and Chris Mackintosh

2. The Research Process

Richard Medcalf

3. Using Interviews to Explore Experiences of Disability in Sport and Physical Activity

James Brighton and Toni Williams

4. ‘No Strings Attached’: Reflections on Using Puppets in Focus Group Interviews with Vulnerable Children in Sport and Physical Activity

Tom Quarmby

5. Using Visual Research Tools When Working with Children in a Primary School Setting

Suzanne Everley

6. Ethnography and Autoethnography in Researching a Masters Swimming Community

Janet Hutchings, Ian Jones and Dorothy Fox

7. Using a Scale to Explore Pre-service Physical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Difference: Methodological Opportunities and Tensions

Justen O’Connor, Laura Alfrey, Ruth Jeanes, and Dawn Penney

8. Measuring Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Obesity Through Childhood

Ash Routen

9. Conducting Cross-cultural Research with Diverse Ethnic Groups in Sport and Physical Activity Settings

Whitney Curry and Symeon Dagkas

10. Research in Action

Elizabeth Durden-Myers

11. Researching Difference and Otherness: Next Steps and Challenges in Sport and Physical Activity

Chris Mackintosh and Richard Medcalf

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