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.

Writing Up Qualitative Research

Writing up qualitative research

Writing up research findings is an important task for researchers, not only because they want do justice to their work but also because the final report will be in the public domain, to be reviewed by others. There are different outlets for the dissemination of data; each has different styles and conventions. Researchers generally submit their findings to external examiners, to supervisors, to commissioning or funding agencies, to an academic journal for peer review or to a trade (or professional) magazine or newspaper. As Gratton and Jones (2010) point out, writers must take into account the potential readership; there is a clear difference between reports that are written for practitioners, for funding bodies, or for the academic audience.

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