Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods (Sage Key Concepts Series)

Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods (Sage Key Concepts Series)

By: Michael Atkinson (author)Paperback

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This book systematically demonstrates the significance and application of method in plain language. Written for students it contains the core methodological concepts, practices and debates they need to understand and apply research methods within the field of sport and exercise. The book provides a comprehensive panoramic introduction which will reassure and empower its readers. Written by a leading academic, and drawing on years of teaching experience, it includes carefully cross-referenced entries which critically engage with interdisciplinary themes and data. Each concept includes: * clear definitions * suggestions for further reading * comprehensive examples * practical applications Pragmatic, lucid and concise the book will provide essential support to students in sport and exercise science, kinesiology and health.

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Michael Atkinson is Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto. He was previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University, leading the instruction of research methods and skills at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels therein. Michael received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Calgary in 2001 (BA, University of Waterloo, 1995; MA, McMaster University, 1997). Since then, he has researched and taught courses on the sociology of sport, bodies, deviance and research methods (qualitative, quantitative and historical) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), McMaster University (Canada), and University of Western Ontario (Canada). For his contributions to the Canadian social sciences, Michael was recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's prestigious Aurora Award in 2004.


Academic Journals Analytic Epidemiology Applied versus Pure Research Archival Research Causality Critical Theory Descriptive Statistics Discourse Analysis Distributions Epistemology Ethnography Evaluation Research Evidence-Based Research and Practice Experiments Grounded Theory Hypotheses Inferential Statistics Interdisciplinary Research Interpretivism Interviewing Literature Reviews Media Analysis Meta-Analysis Ontology Populations and Samples Positivism Quantitative versus Qualitative Research Questionnaires Reliability Representation Research Ethics Research Proposals Research Questions Theory Translation Triangulation Unobtrusive Methods Validity Variables Visual Methods

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  • publication date: 10/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781848607293
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781848607293
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 1848607296

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