Packed full of essential tools and tips, this second edition is your quick-start guide to undertaking research within real world of sport. Using clear, accessible language, Smith maps an easy-to-follow journey through the research process, drawing upon the most up-to-date evidence and resources to help you select the most appropriate research approach for your project. Throughout the book you will discover:
Key points that highlight important definitions and theories;
Reflection points to help you make connections between key concepts and your research;
Learning activities to put your newfound knowledge into practice;
Further reading to explore the wider context of sport research in the real world.
Featuring over thirty-five case studies of students' and academics' research in practice, this book is the perfect guide-by-your-side to have during your own sport research.
Dr Mark F. Smith is both the Director of Education within the College of Social Science and Principal Lecturer within the School of Sport and Exercise Science, at the University of Lincoln. Having obtained his PhD in Sport Science at the University of Kent, he began teaching in Higher Education in 2001 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As an active researcher and practitioner, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership in the enhancement of student learning opportunities as well as supporting teaching innovation.
Chapter 1: The context of sport research Chapter 2: Selecting an appropriate research strategy Chapter 3: Systematic review research strategy Chapter 4: Experimental research strategy Chapter 5: Correlational research strategy Chapter 6: Survey research strategy Chapter 7: Observational research strategy Chapter 8: Case study research strategy Chapter 9: Ethnographic research strategy Chapter 10: A mixed-research approach to sport