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.

Grounded Theory

Grounded theory

When I discovered grounded theory as an undergraduate student, I thought it had to be the coolest academic idea on the planet. Today, I'm not so sure about the tenability of doing grounded theoretical work in active research, or its place in qualitative methodologies. Grounded theory is a term much bandied about in qualitative/interpretivist research circles, but probably one of the least understood. Common understandings and applications of the concept manifest like an end product of a ‘broken telephone’ game; where the originally communicated message is lost almost completely and replaced with an utterly garbled and nonsensical message. In what follows, we will briefly review the general principles underpinning grounded theory and discuss common applications of grounded theoretical methodology.

What Is This Concept?

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