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.

Research Proposals

Research proposals

Methods textbooks provide straightforward definitions of research proposals. A research proposal is a technical document outlining a research problem, how the problem will be studied, and the proposed benefits of the research. But a research proposal is also a position paper in many respects; it argues and begins to frame academic knowledge about a subject in a specific manner. Even less spoken about within the walls of a methods classroom is how the research proposal acts as an intentional ‘hurdle’ in the research process that both students and faculty must leap at times. In what follows, we will review certain technical aspects of a research proposal, but focus squarely on the more subtle procedural dimensions pertaining to the document's place in the research ...

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