Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation

ISBN-10: 078177036X
ISBN-13: 9780781770361
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $87.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 9/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 332
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

This easy-to-read, user-friendly text is ideal for professionals in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation. The text explores the full range of basic topics typically covered in research courses in exercise science, kinesiology, and physical education. The book provides the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses; read, assess, interpret, and apply published research; and understand how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation. The goal is prepare Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation students to be effective producers and consumers of research.

Dedication
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductory Concepts
Introduction to Research
Ethics in Human Subject Research
Research Writing
Getting Started: Information Retrieval
The Research Paper and Proposal
Completing the Research Paper: Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References
Research Writing
Statistics
Basic Statistical Concepts
Central Tendency, Variability, and the Normal Curve
Probability and Hypothesis Testing
Relationships and Predictions
Comparing Mean Scores
Selected Nonparametric Statistics
Measurement and Research Design
Measurement and Data Collection Concepts
Experimental Validity and Control
Experimental Research and Designs
Nonexperimental or Descriptive Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Quality Control and Application of Research
Quality Control in Research
Assessment and Application of Research
Statistics Tables
Answers to Statistics Exercises
Sample Consent Form and Sample Letters
Glossary
References and Selected Readings
Index

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