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.



Qualitative researchers of sport, exercise and health prefer interviewing methods to any other interpretivist technique of data collection. Without question, interviewing is the methodological lingua franca for researchers who are qualitatively oriented. Today, there are many different interviewing techniques, styles and approaches. Thus, there is no standard definition of, or set of procedural templates guiding, the interviewing process. Further still, while methodologists often describe how a proto-typical interviewing process should unfold, the lived practice of research instructs differently. Researchers spend their entire careers becoming experts in specific styles of interviewing, and use the techniques fluidly and creatively to answer a full range of research into socio-cultural or social psychological questions about sport, physical activity and health. There is an old adage in research methods ...

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