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.
There are hundreds, if not several thousand researchers of sport, physical activity and health in their respective labs, field settings or media rooms at this moment immersed in the study of life. They will no doubt produce [Page 211]reams of findings and innovative suggestions pertaining to the problems they study. They will receive various types of institutional and peer kudos, accolades and even awards for their research. But how much of this research will be utilised by people outside of the university? If it is used, how long will it take for their conclusions to trickle down through institutional pathways into policy and practice? Will audiences beyond university and college boundaries understand their complex theories, methods, systems of analysis and recommendations? Over the past two ...