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 10: A mixed-research approach to sport
A mixed-research approach to sport
By linking your understanding of sport in practice to sport-related research examples, this chapter is designed to help you:
- explain how a mixed-research strategy can be an effective approach to sport research;
- describe uses of the mixed-research approach to sport and show how different research methods can be used in combination;
- appreciate the associated strengths and weaknesses of a mixed approach to research.
Research into sport offers a multitude of opportunities that are diverse in topic and broad in approach. As has been covered so far in this book, a number of research strategies and associated research methods exist that allow for the exploration and explanation of sporting behaviour from a range of perspectives. These could be ...