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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 ...

The Quality of Qualitative Inquiry
The quality of qualitative inquiry

Most researchers wish to demonstrate validity in their studies. In quantitative research, long-established methods provide guidelines for ensuring quality. The debate in qualitative research is still going on; some writers take a philosophical and theoretical approach (for instance, Seale, 1999; Cho and Trent, 2006), whilst others have developed criteria to judge quality and suggest ways in which validity can be established. There seems to be confusion about terminology, however: while many researchers use the term trustworthiness rather than rigour and validity in qualitative research, following Lincoln and Guba (1985), others feel that validity is a legitimate concept for both quantitative and qualitative research (Maxwell, 2005; Silverman, 2010) and argue for the retention of the term. Some ...

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