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.



For the better part of the last 10 years, a staple research exercise in my undergraduate classes requires students to use observational methods, interviewing, surveys and media analysis to answer a research question of their choice. I love this exercise for at least a hundred reasons. Chief among the reasons is that it forces students to think in different ways about a subject of their choice and to inspect it from a variety of angles. These types of assignments are more appropriate for ‘social-cultural’ questions regarding sport, health and exercise, but not exclusive to them. An exercise like mine is predicated on the belief in and practice of triangulation. Since the early 1970s, the idea of using mixed or multiple methods within a study ...

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