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Research Methods in Sport

Research Methods in Sport

224 pages | Learning Matters
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This book is a comprehensive resource for all those studying sport at college or university. It covers qualitative and quantitative methods, and explains what research is, how to conduct a systematic review, and how to select, apply and combine research methods.The reader is supported throughout by learning activities, real-life examples and advice on further study.

The context of sport research
Selecting an appropriate research strategy
Systematic review research strategy
Experimental research strategy
Correlational research strategy
Survey research strategy
Observational research strategy
Case study research strategy
Ethnographic research strategy
A mixed-research approach in sport

"It is the first pure methods book that I have found that is explicitly clear in it's focus - I love it." (Lecturer, Truro College)

A good book that explains the different stages and types of research well, giving good examples. Suitable for level 3 BTEC programmes and also higher education.

Mr Alex Leach
Department of Sport & Exercise Science, Bridgwater College
June 29, 2015

Easy to digest handbook ideal for Level 4 & 5 students. Fails to include much critical reflection fort higher levels but well suited to help develop learners with planety of clinical examples.

Mr David Faulkner
Sport, Stourbridge College
June 26, 2014

Fantastic resources for Level 4 and 5 learners.
Easy to follow, especially the strengths and weaknesses boxes. Will definitely use the learning activities as progress checks within lessons

Miss Hanna Storey
Sport and Public Services, NEW College Pontefract
June 24, 2014

Accessible book- ideal for our undergraduate research methods module

Miss Natalie Darko
Sport Leisure and Education, Nottingham Trent University
June 18, 2014

The books add an additional source of reference for learners completing particular units and also allow for further reading into various areas of research.

There are some topics covered in the textbooks that are not covered others such as "The Role of the Researcher"

Overall the book is a good supplement to a bank of resources but is a little short and can lack some content in certain areas.

Mr John Harrison
Care, Sport and Leisure, Tyne Metropolitan College
April 23, 2014

This book is a good initial approach to research methods in sport. Suitable for sports science & sports therapy undergrad students.

Mr André Santos Magalhaes
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, University of Kent
February 7, 2014

An appropriate and informative study guide at level 5 and 6, the text provides support and guidance to undergraduate students entering the research domain.

Mr Samuel Messam
Sport, Bradford College
January 13, 2014

A very well organised book which clearly distinquishes between the different types of research. Lnguage and format used within the book is suitable for both second year level three students and first year foundation degree students. Great practical examples used to demonstrate theory to practice also.

Miss Francesca Bousfield
Care, Sport & Leisure, Tyne Metropolitan College
August 14, 2013

An essential research methods books for final year students conducting their research projects. It provides a clear distinction between the different research paradigms and is full of practical and useful real life examples that demonstrate the nature of applying research framework to link theory with practice.

Ms Heather Allison
Department of Education (North Campus), London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
January 3, 2013

Mark F. Smith

Dr Mark F Smith is both an Associate Professor within the School of Sport and Exercise Science and Director of Education within the College of Social Science at the University of Lincoln, UK. Mark holds British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences Accreditation for pedagogy (Teaching and Learning) having previously held it for over a decade for Sport Science consultancy activity. As a sport scientist with more than 25 years’ experience, Mark has worked with a wide range of performers and teams. He has published research in a range of leading international scientific publications and has been on International Editorial Boards for... More About Author