Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods

ISBN-10: 1848607296

ISBN-13: 9781848607293

Edition: 2012

Authors: Michael Atkinson
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Description: 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: #x2B22; clear definitions #x2B22; suggestions for further reading #x2B22; comprehensive examples #x2B22; 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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List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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.

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About the Author
Introduction: Using this Book
Academic Journals
Analytic Epidemiology
Applied vs. 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 vs. Qualitative Research
Questionnaires
Reliability
Representation
Research Ethics
Research Proposals
Research Questions
Translation
Triangulation
Unobtrusive Methods
Validity
Variables
Visual Methods
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