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.

Evidenced-Based Research and Practice

Evidenced-based research and practice

I help coach long-distance runners and triathletes from time to time. A hundred and one different variables factor into how training should unfold for individual endurance athletes, and among them is the degree to which one is affected by the process of teleoanticipation. Teleoanticipation is a very common and difficult to manage bio-psychological process. Ulmer (1996) outlined teleoanticipation by arguing that people possess a kind of ‘central programmer’ in the brain that focuses on the finishing point of a task (like the end of a triathlon or marathon) and works backward from that point to where one is presently in order to regulate body exertion. If the end point is unknown, or the body is not trained well to ...

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