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.



My ‘running friends’ tell me ice bathing is a wonderful recovery method for managing the effects of long bouts of intensive exercise. I hate ice bathing. I cannot imagine a pursuit less pleasurable than lying in a pool of frigid water for 10–20 minutes. But does it really work? If it did, why wouldn't every serious athlete ice bathe on a regular basis? In fact, most of the people I know finish their workout routines by immediately jumping into a hot shower rather than an ice bath! Tips, tricks, techniques and suggestions for training and recovery abound in sport and exercise subcultures. The scientific basis for many of these tips and regimens is practically non-existent or founded on the weakest of empirical grounds. So ...

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