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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.

Analytic Epidemiology
Analytic epidemiology

My brother contracted a very rare form of epilepsy when he was 46 years old. The disease changed his life immeasurably and every day seems like an uphill battle for him. Knowing that he played quite a bit of contact sport in his youth, his doctors were quite eager to explore whether or not his brain suffered permanent trauma as a teenager; and whether or not such trauma might be aetiologically linked to his epilepsy. The manifestation of epilepsy in adults is poorly understood by neurologists and other specialists. Some common causes of epilepsy in children are cerebral palsy (most often due to complications related to childbirth), infections of the brain, metabolic and certain systemic diseases, any structural disease of the brain, head ...

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