Packed full of essential tools and tips, this second edition is your quick-start guide to undertaking research within real world of sport. Using clear, accessible language, Smith maps an easy-to-follow journey through the research process, drawing upon the most up-to-date evidence and resources to help you select the most appropriate research approach for your project. Throughout the book you will discover: • Key points that highlight important definitions and theories; • Reflection points to help you make connections between key concepts and your research; • Learning activities to put your newfound knowledge into practice; • Further reading to explore the wider context of sport research in the real world. Featuring over thirty-five case studies of students’ and academics’ research in practice, this book is the perfect guide-by-your-side to have during your own sport research.
Chapter 3: Systematic review research strategy
Systematic review research strategy
By linking your understanding of sport in practice to sport-related research examples, this chapter is designed to help you:
- identify the value of a systematic literature review strategy and place it into context using a range of sport-related research examples;
- understand how systematic reviews are planned, conducted and reported;
- recognise the research methods that systematic reviews require.
Systematic literature reviews in the field of sport, exercise and health have increasingly replaced traditional narrative reviews and literature commentaries as a way of summarising the growing body of research evidence. The use of such a research strategy among students is typically uncommon primarily due to a lack of familiarity with this research approach, the perceived complexity and the lack of procedural ...