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.



Almost every evening when I come through the door on my return from work, my eldest son Eoghan greets me to ask me about my day, ‘What did you do today, dad?’ Given the day, I might have spent anywhere from two or three to ten hours out of my house. What do I tell him? His mind would numb at some of the finer particulars of my workday. His eyes might roll from an account of the tedium of meetings, or writing and reading endless emails. So I selectively edit, providing him a portrait of my day he will find interesting. I don't lie to him – fashioning a narrative of me saving people from burning buildings or fending off criminals in a corner ...

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