This book systematically demonstrates the significance and application of method in plain language.

Written for students, this book contains the core methodological concepts, practices, and debates they need to understand and apply research methods within the field of sport and exercise. It 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.

Academic Journals

Academic journals

By the end of your first week of university or college, you have been exposed to and affected by research that has been published in academic journals. I am often surprised and usually more than a bit deflated to learn that many of my research methods students neither know what an academic journal is, nor have pored over the contents of one first hand. More's the pity, because we often treat the contents of academic journals as canonised information in our respective sub-disciplines. The contents of your professor's lectures and the very tests and papers you will be required to write are all, in some way, linked to research that has appeared in academic journals. In this entry, let's analyse some of ...

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