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.

Discourse Analysis

Discourse analysis

A very wise instructor once told me that all life is a story, and that there is no life outside of storytelling. To be honest, I thought he was full of it at first. What did he mean? How can all of life be reduced to a story, or a bunch of stories? I reflected on his idea for some time and came to the conclusion that he had shared with me a bit of brilliance. Because people speak in complex languages, assign strange and local meanings to events that happen in our lives, have diverse cultures, and narrate their innermost thoughts, feelings and desires through words and gestures, we are all storytellers in one way or another. The moment we begin to ...

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