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.



I could devote pages and pages to the complex philosophical discussion of ontology and academic research, but I will not. Ontological questions have preoccupied academic thinking and modern disciplines for ages. Disciplines in the humanities, social science, physical sciences and the arts all weigh in on a variety of ontological perspectives and positions. I could be wrong, but I firmly believe one's ontological stance is the very cornerstone of one's entire research career, let alone the foundation of a single research project in one's subject of interest. Ontological questions and positions are no laughing matter, and before anyone can embark on a quest to know something, they must possess an idea about what can be known at all. Determining the latter is the beginning of ...

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