Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions

ISBN-10: 0736072136
ISBN-13: 9780736072137
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

This text puts to rest any confusion about qualitative research in the health professions and physical activity. The text explains the underlying principles of qualitative inquiry, making it easy for students and practitioners to understand how to design, conduct and evaluate qualitative research studies.

Overview of Qualitative Research
Introducing Qualitative Inquiry
The General Nature of Research
Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry
Attributes of Qualitative Research
Considerations, Contemplations, and Consternations
Summary
Dissecting the Anatomy of a Qualitative Research Study
Recognizing a Qualitative Research Study
Identifying the Components of a Qualitative Research Study
Summary
Conducting a Qualitative Research Study
Conceptualizing Your Study
Formulating a Research Plan
Designing an Introduction
Assembling a Literature Review
Summary
Collecting and Analyzing Qualitative Data
An Overview of the Interpretive Process
Participants and Sampling
Qualitative Data Collection
Qualitative Data Analysis
Summary
Ensuring Trustworthiness
The Concept of Trustworthiness
Ensuring Trustworthiness
Additional Considerations About Trustworthiness
Summary
Attending to Ethical Issues
Research Ethics Overview
Regulation of Research
Principles of Research Ethics
Additional Considerations
Institutional Review of Research
Summary
Writing Qualitative Research
Learning to Put Your Research Plan Together
Components of a Proposal
Oral Presentation for an Academic Proposal
Summary
Writing Your Results and Discussing Your Findings
Components of a Research Report
Presenting Your Results
The Discussion
The Final Review of the Entire Study
Summary
Continuing Your Qualitative Research Journey
Understanding Forms of Qualitative Research
Basic Qualitative Research and Beyond
Grounded Theory
Ethnography
Phenomenology
Additional Forms of Qualitative Research
Summary
Being a Good Consumer of Qualitative Research
Evaluating Research
Begin With the Fab Five
Dig Into a More In-Depth Evaluation With the Top 10
Conduct a Full Review With the Thought-Provoking 33
Recognizing Specific Forms of Qualitative Research
Summary
Looking Back and Moving Forward
Looking Back
Defending Your Qualitative Research
Combining Methods to Address Research Issues
Using the Practical Toolbox
Summary

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