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.



Understanding the concept of a distribution is worth its weight in gold for the neophyte research methods student. I remember struggling with my introduction to statistics lectures as an undergraduate, predominantly because I could not come to terms with the root of statistical analysis, and why distributions were so important. Now, I firmly believe that the concept of a distribution is the lynchpin for understanding (and I mean really understanding) the point of all statistics. I begin this brief introduction to distributions by suggesting most things in life are distributed: or simply, handed out, taken, acquired, or held differently among people. As a researcher, I want to know why. What is the likelihood of someone contracting cancer before the age of 10? Is the ...

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