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 chose to devote my professional life to the study of sport, exercise and human movement because I firmly believe that research on these subjects can make a difference in people's lives. Not just my life or the lives of my students and colleagues, but difference on a wide social scale. Only time will tell whether any of my research makes a difference. I learned to think about the use of research to make a difference from my readings in critical theory as an undergraduate student in sociology. Critical theory is unique as a methodological subject in many respects, but ties into concepts and ideas throughout this book such as interpretivism, action and applied research, knowledge translation and qualitative methodology. Critical theory is ...