Sports Coaching Research

Context, Consequences, and Consciousness

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Author: Anthony Bush,Michael Silk,David Andrews,Hugh Lauder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113615910X

Category: Education

Page: 178

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This book raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualization for research in the field. Through mapping and contextualizing sports coaching research within a corporatized higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms of sports coaching knowledge are problematized and a new vision of the field, which is socially and culturally responsive, communitarian and justice-oriented emerges.

Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies

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Author: David L. Andrews,Daniel S. Mason,Michael L. Silk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859737897

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This book makes a timely contribution to a broader methodological project as the first systematic examination and explication of qualitative research methods within sports studies. Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies assesses a variety of approaches, ranging from social historical, media text, and personal narrative to ethnographic and interview-based qualitative research methodologies. Drawing on the diversity of sport studies literature, contributors outline the major issues and strategies associated with each method. This practical research guide is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of sport and leisure studies.

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

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Author: Damon P.S. Andrew,Paul M. Pedersen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492584053

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Research Methods and Design in Sport Management explains research design, implementation, analysis, and assessment criteria with a focus on specific procedures unique to the discipline of sport management. The text is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners in sport management because it focuses on applied research for organizational purposes and the qualitative and quantitative methodologies pertinent to the field of sport management. Organized in four parts, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management begins with an introduction to concepts in sport management research and a discussion of the ethical issues associated with research projects. The text outlines the steps to the research process, making it an easy-to-use guide for professionals undertaking a research project as well as students writing major term papers, theses, or dissertations. Analysis of research design with discussion of specific methods used in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research helps readers to determine and design the most appropriate research for their specific needs. This text teaches readers the following concepts and skills: •How to conduct a thorough literature review •Theoretical and conceptual frameworks to guide the research process •How to develop appropriate research questions and hypotheses •Techniques for conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research •Methods for analyzing data and reporting results Multiple special elements in each chapter, including learning objectives, summaries, suggested advanced readings, and highlight boxes, guide readers through challenging concepts. A chapter dedicated to legal research in sport management provides a nonintimidating discussion of the unique elements evident in sport law research, such as legal precedence, case briefing, and special writing elements. Examples of published research in sport management illustrate ways in which various methodological tools and techniques can be used in answering research questions. Research in Action sections present excerpts from the Journal of Sport Management, which highlight research components mentioned in the text and assist students in learning how to read and evaluate research. In addition, all research examples provided throughout the text are specific to sport management, considering both sport industry settings and academic environments. Research Methods and Design in Sport Management offers readers the tools to engage in the broad spectrum of research opportunities in the growing discipline of sport management. As accreditation in sport management becomes more prevalent, Research Methods and Design in Sport Management can assist students in gaining the knowledge and skills they need in order to compete in the job market and to contribute to their future careers. For professionals, the text offers tools to ensure the research they conduct and consume can accurately inform strategic business decisions.

Research Methods in Sport Management

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Author: Ming Li,Brenda G. Pitts,Jerome Quarterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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Filled with helpful figures and charts, this first-of-its-kind textbook is a vital resource for students, teachers, and industry professionals. The authors are all expert researchers in their areas of specialisation and have written extensively in both books and journals. Their current roles in teaching college-level courses have allowed them to understand exactly how to tailor research methods to the topic of sport management and to compile the important information presented here. Unique Features: Sound guidelines to learning and building knowledge and skills in doing research; Practical and useful examples from the real world of sport business; Organised presentation of research methods from the most basic to the complex; Inclusion of timely issues of ethics in research practice and reporting; Emphasis on sound decision-making in research practice; A research process model that guides from question development through to research method and application; Study questions and learning activities in each chapter.

Performance Psychology E-Book

A Practitioner's Guide

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Author: David John Collins,Angela Abbott,Hugh Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048755

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide is a comprehensive, evidence-based text covering the key aspects of performance culture: performer development, preparation, training and execution. Written by a team of international contributors, including national coaches, training specialists, applied sports psychologists, clinicians and researchers, and building on strong links between theory and practice, the book shows how applied psychological methods and principles can be used to enhance performance Contributing authors offer clear implications for applied practice and each section is summarized by contributions from a 'Performers Panel' of experts who provide real-life practical examples. Performance psychology is applied to a wide variety of physical performance domains which enables practitioners to see how they can combine ideas and tailor interventions, to people and contexts, to produce effective applications of psychology. Dave Collins is Professor of Performance and Coaching/Director for the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. As a practitioner, he has worked with over 50 World and Olympic medalists, and in professional performance domains spanning sport, business, motor sport, music, dance and adventure. He was formerly Performance Director of UK Athletics, a rugby player, martial artist and OE instructor. Dave currently works with the Chelsea FC Football Academy, amongst other consultancies. Angela Button is a researcher at the University of Otago and is widely acknowledged as a world expert on talent. Angela has led funded research projects in talent development in the UK and New Zealand. Her sporting interests include squash, running and triathlon. Hugh Richards lectures and is Director of post-graduate programmes in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of coping, talent, individual differences and professional development related to sport, the military and music. Hugh has applied psychology to professional performers from international level sport to business. He currently works with the UK Motor Sport Association, international performer development schemes and has been advisor to the BBC on learning and performance. Strong links between theory and practice - a panel of top performers conclude each section with an overview, providing real-life practical examples in addition to the case studies included in each chapter. Holistic approach allows students to see how they can combine different approaches to address a problem. Written by a team of international contributors including national team coaches, sports psychologists and academics.

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators

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Author: Aaron Beacom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032944

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

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This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility

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Author: Juan Luis Paramio Salcines,Kathy Babiak,Geoff Walters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135011729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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As the role of sport in society becomes ever more prominent and as sports organisations become increasingly influential members of the global community, so it has become more important than ever for sport to consider its wider social responsibilities. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of theories and concepts of CSR as applied to sport, and the social, ethical and environmental aspects of sport business and management. It offers an overview of perspectives and approaches to CSR in sport, examines the unique features of the sport industry in relation to CSR, explores the tools, models, common pitfalls and examples of best practice on which managers can draw, and discusses how CSR and corporate citizenship can be integrated into the sport management curriculum. The book covers every key issue and functional area, including implementation, strategic benefits, communication and corporate image, stakeholder engagement, and the measurement and evaluation of CSR policies and practices, and includes detailed international case studies, from the NBA and the Olympic Games to Japanese soccer. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Corporate Social Responsibility is important reading for any student, researcher, manager or policy maker with an interest in sport business, management, ethics or development.

Islam in the West

Key Issues in Multiculturalism

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Author: Max Farrar,Yasmin Valli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137025069

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book contributes to understanding of the contemporary relationship between Muslims and the Western societies in which they live, focusing particularly on the UK. Chapters reflect on the nature of multiculturalism, as well as a wide range of specific aspects of daily life, including religious dialogue, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

Modern Management

Concepts and Skills

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Author: Samuel C. Certo,S. Trevis Certo

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780136010166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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KEY BENEFIT: Continuing the tradition of being a concept-oriented text grounded in recent research, the 11th edition seeks to deepen the learning experience by incorporating a skills focus. Modern Management 11e is a traditionally organized principles of management text that integrates core concepts with skill training in how to apply those concepts. KEY TOPICS: Management Skills: The Key to Organizational Success; Managing: History and Current Thinking; Modern Management Challenges such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Diversity, Managing in the Global Arena, and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Planning and Decision Making including Planning Tools; Fundamentals of Organizing, Responsibility, Authority, and Delegation; Managing Human Resources; Managing Organizational Change: Stress and Conflict; Fundamentals of Influencing and Communication including Leadership, Motivation, Groups and Teams, Corporate Culture, and Creativity and Innovation; Controlling, Information, and Technology; Production Management and Control For business professionals looking for an up-to-date management text with a skills focus.

Physical & Health Education Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical education and training

Page: N.A

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Canada's magazine for physical and health educators.

Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7E

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Author: Weinberg, Robert S.,Gould, Daniel

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492561142

Category: Education

Page: 680

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This text provides a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology with the latest research on grit, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cultural diversity, substance abuse, exercise adherence, ethics, professional issues, and transitions in sport.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2005/2006

2 Parts

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Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: K G Saur

ISBN: 9783598245213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2973

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For the Yearbook of International Organizations, the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference to international organizations, the UIA has selected the most important 31,086 organizations from its extensive database of current and previous organizations. Yearbook provides profiles of 5,546 intergovernmental and 25,540 international non-governmental organizations active in nearly 300 countries and territories in the world today. Organization descriptions listed in Volume 1 are numbere sequentially to facilitate quick and easy cross-referencing from the other Yearbook Volumes. Users can refer to Volumes 2 and 3 to locate organizations by region or subject respectively, and comprehensive indexes are included. Naturally, the high standards of accuracy, consistency and detail set by previous editions of the Yearbook of International Organizations have been maintained for this edition.

Yearbook of International Organizations 2013-2014

Organization Descriptions and Cross-references

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Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004255135

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Volume 1 (A and B) of the Yearbook of International Organizations covers international organizations throughout the world, comprising their aims, activities and events