Designed especially for students in sport and physical activity, this book provides a detailed guide to planning, undertaking, and writing up qualitative research. Opening with a discussion of the main traits of qualitative inquiry and its use in sport and physical activity, the authors provide a coherent and accessible overview of qualitative research using numerous examples to bring research alive. The book is divided into five parts informed by stages in the research process with chapters on: Early steps in the research process; Ethics; Choosing an approach; Methods of data collection; Analyzing the data; Writing up and disseminating your findings

This is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students carrying out a qualitative research project in sport and physical activity and for PhD students looking to refresh their knowledge.

Mixed Methods Research

Mixed methods research

Mixed methods research (MMR) is not a new phenomenon. Indeed, as early as 1991, Morse (2003) discusses qualitative-quantitative triangulation in terms of simultaneous or sequential uses of methods. However, in recent years, MMR has become very popular. This is reflected in the launch of a journal dedicated to the topic and to the research methods text by Tashakkori and Teddlie (2003) which offers theoretical and practical guidance.

As Bergman (2011) observes, there is dispute over what constitutes mixed methods research. Most agree that MMR is a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, though some argue that MMR can also take the form of a study which uses more than one qualitative method, for example observation and interviews. However, Brannen (2005) argues ...

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