Research Methods for Sports Studies

Third Edition

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Author: Chris Gratton,Dr Ian Jones,Ian Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131774988X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Research Methods for Sports Studies is a comprehensive, engaging and practical textbook that provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. Leading the reader step-by-step through the entire research process, from identifying a research question and collecting and analyzing data to writing the research report, it is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, the book includes completely new chapters on using social media and conducting on-line research, as well as expanded coverage of key topics such as conducting a literature review, making the most of statistics, research ethics and presenting research. Research Methods for Sports Studies is designed to be a complete and self-contained companion to any research methods course and contains a wealth of useful features, such as highlighted definitions of key terms, revision questions and practical research exercises. An expanded companion website offers additional material for students and instructors, including web links, multiple choice revision questions, an interactive glossary, PowerPoint slides and additional learning activities for use in and out of class. This is an essential read for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies in sport, exercise and related fields.

Research Methods for Sport Studies

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Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268783

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This comprehensive and accessible textbook offers a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. The book offers the reader a step-by-step guide to the research process, from designing a research project, to collecting and analysing data, to reporting the research, all of which is richly illustrated with sport-related case-studies and examples. The book covers key topics such as: - conceptual Models - qualitative research methods - choosing an appropriate research design - undertaking a literature review - the key research methods such as questionnaires, interviews, content analysis and ethnographic studies. - analysing data, including an introduction to SPSS, as well as guides to descriptive and inferential statistics - writing a research report - the internet as a research tool A much needed book with no competitor titles, this should be essential reading for all undergraduates in sports studies.

Research Methods in Sport Studies and Sport Management

A Practical Guide

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Author: A.J. Veal,Simon Darcy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691156

Category:

Page: 616

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Research can be a challenging but rewarding activity. All degree-level students studying sport, and all effective professionals working in the sport sector need to have a sound understanding of research methods and how to critically interpret research findings. This broad-ranging, in-depth and practical textbook introduces research methods for students on sport-related degree courses, outlining the knowledge and practical skills needed to undertake meaningful research and to become a knowledgeable consumer of the research of others. The book explores every element of the research process, from the fundamental ‘what, why and who?’ questions, through research plans, literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and data analysis, to the communication of research results. It offers a critical appraisal of alternative methods, including mixed methods, as well as clear guidance on how to use each particular method. Every chapter contains test questions and practical exercises, detailed case studies, a clear chapter summary and extensive guides to further sport-related study resources, to enable students to check their understanding and develop, extend and apply their practical skills. Step-by-step introductions to the use of the key statistical packages Excel, SPSS and NVivo in sport research are included. On-line support materials include some 400 PowerPoint slides and copies of data-sets used in the book. With deeper and broader coverage than any other sport-related research methods textbook, and a clear focus on ‘how to do it’, Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management is an essential companion for any sport-related degree course.

Research Methods for Sports Performance Analysis

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Author: Peter O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134005369

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Modern techniques of sports performance analysis enable the sport scientist, coach and athlete to objectively assess, and therefore improve upon, sporting performance. They are an important tool for any serious practitioner in sport and, as a result, performance analysis has become a key component of degree programmes in sport science and sports coaching. Research Methods for Sports Performance Analysis explains how to undertake a research project in performance analysis including: selection and specification of a research topic the research proposal gaining ethical approval for a study developing a performance analysis system testing a system for reliability analysing and discussing data writing up results. Covering the full research cycle and clearly introducing the key themes and issues in contemporary performance analysis, this is the only book that sports students will need to support a research project in performance analysis, from undergraduate dissertation to doctoral thesis. Including case studies, examples and data throughout, this book is essential reading for any student or practitioner with an interest in performance analysis, sports coaching or applied sport science.

Research Methods for Sport Management

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Author: James Skinner,Allan Edwards,Ben Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135147965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.

Ethics, Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research

An Epistemology of Sport

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Author: Graham McFee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113527617X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The study of sport is characterised by its inter-disciplinarity, with researchers drawing on apparently incompatible research traditions and ethical benchmarks in the natural sciences and the social sciences, depending on their area of specialisation. In this groundbreaking study, Graham McFee argues that sound high-level research into sport requires a sound rationale for one’s methodological choices, and that such a rationale requires an understanding of the connection between the practicalities of researching sport and the philosophical assumptions which underpin them. By examining touchstone principles in research methodology, such as the contested ‘gold standard’ of voluntary informed consent in the natural sciences and the postmodern denial of ‘truth’ in the social sciences, McFee demonstrates that epistemology and ethics are inextricably linked. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the laboratory to the sports field, McFee explores the concepts of ‘knowledge’ and ‘truth’ in sports research and makes a powerful case for a philosophical deepening of our approach to method and methodology in sport. This book is important reading for all advanced students and researchers working in sport, exercise and related disciplines.

Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods

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Author: Michael Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1848607296

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book systematically demonstrates the significance and application of method in plain language. Written for students by a leading academic, this book contains the core methodological concepts, practices and debates they need to understand and apply research methods within the field of sport and exercise. It provides a comprehensive panoramic introduction which will reassure and empower its readers. Drawing on the author's years of teaching experience, it includes carefully cross-referenced entries which critically engage with interdisciplinary themes and data.

Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies

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

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859737897

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Sports studies is becoming an increasingly popular discipline, but the most effective research methods used to investigate the multi-faceted nature of the empirical sporting world have yet to be identified. This book makes a timely and relevant contribution to a broader methodological project as the first exclusive systematic examination and explication of qualitative research methods within sports studies. Bringing together leading experts in the field, Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies assesses a variety of approaches, ranging from personal narrative to ethnographic and interview-based qualitative research methodologies. Drawing on the diversity of sports studies literature, contributors outline the major issues and strategies associated with each method, and highlight best practice exemplars to follow. What are the future opportunities and avenues for further investigation within sports studies research? What are the true assets of qualitative data collection and analysis? Answering these and countless other questions that are critical for the future of the discipline, this practical research guide is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of sports studies.

Qualitative Research in Sport Management

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Author: Allan Edwards,James Skinner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136436367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

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Qualitative Research in Sport Management is the first book of its kind to bring together valuable research designs based on extensive research in qualitative research methods across a number of different fields. Research designs from the fields of business, education, cultural studies, media studies, queer studies, sociology and psychology are applied specifically to sport management, taking into account the special features and nuances of this field. In each research design the text provides a concise guide to how each model can first be applied to sport management issues and problems, second, strengthen the research design, and finally, enhance the research process. Each chapter is carefully structured to ensure that key information is easy to locate and remember and includes: Introduction, Objectives, Key Concepts and Terms, and Review and research questions. International case studies, "In Profile" sections with leading sport management researchers and research briefs are used to illustrate how theory is put into practice. An accompanying website provides powerpoint summaries of each chapter. Please visit: www.textbooks.elsevier.com/9780750685986.

The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902916

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the various sub-disciplines and guide them to sources which will enable them to probe issues more deeply... It is a beautifully crafted book and is sure to be a hit with students and their teachers. It would not surprise me in the least, however, if it appealed to sports lovers more generally... It is a tour de force and I recommend it unreservedly' - Eric Dunning, Professor in Sociology, The Centre for the Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester Sports studies is one of the fastest growing fields in higher education today. The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. It offers: " Cross referencing to assist critical thinking " A list of key readings for each entry " Expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods. " Concise, student-friendly and authoritative entries. Covering sociology, history, psychology, politics, business, physical education, health and research methods, The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies provides the first one-stop reference guide for all students who study the social aspects of sport.

Aufmerksamkeit und motorisches Lernen

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Author: Gabriele Wulf

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437487101

Category: Motorisches Lernen - Aufmerksamkeit

Page: 172

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The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health

Case Studies of Active Researchers

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Author: Rich Neil,Sheldon Hanton,Scott Fleming,Kylie Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136455795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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What are the challenges and potential pitfalls of real research? What decision-making process is followed by successful researchers? The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health fills an important gap in the research methods literature. Conventional research methods textbooks focus on theory and descriptions of hypothetical techniques, while the peer-reviewed research literature is mainly concerned with discussion of data and the significance of results. In this book, a team of successful researchers from across the full range of sub-disciplines in sport, exercise and health discuss real pieces of research, describing the processes they went through, the decisions that they made, the problems they encountered and the things they would have done differently. As a result, the book goes further than any other in bringing the research process to life, helping students identify potential issues and problems with their own research right at the beginning of the process. The book covers the whole span of the research process, including: identifying the research problem justifying the research question choosing an appropriate method data collection and analysis identifying a study’s contribution to knowledge and/or applied practice disseminating results. Featuring real-world studies from sport psychology, biomechanics, sports coaching, ethics in sport, sports marketing, health studies, sport sociology, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning, the book is an essential companion for research methods courses or dissertations on any sport or exercise degree programme.

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

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Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847404067

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.

Sport-Branding

Mit Sport-Sponsoring zum Markenerfolg

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Author: Nicholas Adjouri,Petr Stastny

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658062169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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Wie hängen Sport-Sponsoring und erfolgreiches Marken-Management zusammen? Welche Ziele können mit Sport-Branding erreicht werden? Welche Sportart und welches Event passen zur Marke? Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen bekommen Marken-Praktiker in diesem Buch – systematisch und grundlegend aufbereitet, mit zahlreichen Fallbeispielen, Analysen, konkreten Schritten und Strategien. „Als eine besonders reizvolle Lektüre erscheint dieses Buch für Praktiker aus Sport und Wirtschaft, die mit dem Thema Sport-Sponsoring zu tun haben. Ohne auf eine theoretische Fundierung zu verzichten, erklärt es auf pragmatische Weise den Sinn einer langfristigen, fairen und gefestigten Verbindung zwischen Sport und Wirtschaft und gibt nicht zuletzt durch die besonders anschaulichen Beispiele gute Ideen für die praktische Umsetzung.“ Transfer - Werbeforschung & Praxis „[...] das Buch [ist] mit seinen vielen Beispielen und den sehr fundierten Hintergründen und Analysen ein wertvoller Ratgeber für alle Unternehmen und Marketing-Experten, die ins Sport-Sponsoring zur Markenbildung einsteigen wollen.“ business-wissen.de

Kommunikationsformen im Wandel der Zeit

Vom mittelalterlichen Heldenepos zum elektronischen Hypertext

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Author: Gerd Fritz,Andreas H. Jucker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110941279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Der Band ist ein Beitrag zur Geschichte von Kommunikationsformen, einem neueren Zweig der historischen Pragmatik. Die Autoren sind Germanisten, Anglisten, Romanisten, Didaktiker und Psychologen. Mit Schwerpunkten in drei historischen Perioden (Mittelalter, 17. und 20. Jahrhundert) und bezogen auf verschiedene Sprachen (Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Spanisch) befassen sich die Beiträge mit Tradition und Innovation in Kommunikationsformen des Erzählens, Informierens, Werbens, Lehrens und Lernens. Themen des Bandes sind: mittelalterliche Dialogdarstellungen und Reisebeschreibungen, Formen der Information und des Infotainments in neuen Medien des 17. Jahrhunderts (den ersten deutschen Zeitungen und den Straßenballaden der englischen Revolutionszeit 1640-1650). In unser Jahrhundert führen die Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung der französischen Autowerbung (Text und Bild) in den letzten 100 Jahren und zur Entwicklung der Fernsehkommentare in Deutschland seit den 60er Jahren. Einen weiteren Schwerpunkt bilden die neuesten Entwicklungen der digitalen Medien. Hier zeigt sich besonders deutlich, wie mediale Innovationen neue Möglichkeiten der Kommunikation eröffnen, dabei aber immer gleichzeitig auch neue kommunikative und sprachliche Aufgaben und Probleme stellen, die von Produzenten und Nutzern oft erst allmählich und in kleinen Schritten bewältigt werden. Bemerkenswerte Veränderungen der Kommunikationsformen ermöglicht die Nutzung neuer Medien im Bereich des Lehrens und Lernens, der in diesem Band anhand von Beispielen aus dem akademischen Unterricht und dem Fremdsprachenunterricht an Schule und Hochschule behandelt wird.

Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies

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Author: Andy Smith,Ivan Waddington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136464964

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the practical day-to-day problems, false starts and setbacks that are a normal part of the research process. This book focuses on ten pieces of research that have made a distinctive and valuable contribution to the study of sport. For each one the author of that research explains how the project was conducted and the issues that they faced. In addition, each piece of research has a commentary from a leading sport scholar outlining why it is regarded as being an important contribution to the discipline of sport studies and how that research can inform studies being carried out today. Contributors to the book describe how in their own real life research projects, they initially conceptualized and defined their research projects secured funding and/or sponsorship from relevant bodies handled enforced changes to the research plans confronted/overcame obstacles presented by outside bodies managed inter-personal/emotional relationships in the research encounter managed possible threats to their personal safety or physical integrity managed good luck, bad luck and serendipitous findings dealt with favourable and hostile media reaction to research findings. Doing Real World Research in Sport Studies enables students and researchers to develop a more realistic understanding of what the research process actually involves. It charts the development of key research projects in sport and should be essential reading for any sport research methods course.

Sports History

A Practical Guide

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Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230209270

Category: History

Page: 208

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Why should we study the history of sport? What primary sources do sports historians use? How can you make your own sports history work more sophisticated and professional? If you are studying sport or history, and are looking for a deeper appreciation of the ideas and methods involved in the historical study of sport, then this book is essential reading. Through themed chapters, Martin Polley explores: - the nature of sports history - the importance of the past in contemporary sport - the types of primary evidence that sports historians use. With numerous practical exercises designed to bring sports history to life, a glossary and extensive guidance to further resources, this indispensable book will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of sports history.

Die Bulletproof-Diät

Verliere bis zu einem Pfund pro Tag, ohne zu hungern, und erlange deine Energie und Lebensfreude zurück

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Author: Dave Asprey

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864139708

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Mit Mitte 20 war Dave Asprey ein erfolgreicher Unternehmer im Silicon Valley und Multimillionär. Doch er wog auch 140 Kilo, und das obwohl er der Empfehlung seiner Ärzte folgte, an sechs Tagen pro Woche nur 1800 Kalorien zu essen und 90 Minuten zu trainieren. Als sein Übergewicht ihm zunehmend die Sinne zu vernebeln begann und Heißhungerattacken ihm Energie und Willenskraft raubten, fing Asprey an, die Technologien, mit denen er reich geworden war, selbst zu nutzen, um seine eigene Biologie zu "hacken". Er investierte 15 Jahre und 300?000 Dollar in alle erdenklichen Testverfahren und Selbstversuche, vom EEG bis zu einem Aufenthalt in einem tibetischen Kloster, um herauszufinden, wie er seinem Körper und Geist ein maximales Upgrade verschaffen konnte. Bulletproof – auf Deutsch "kugelsicher" oder "unverwundbar" – nennt er den Status, in dem man konstante Höchstleistung bringen kann, ohne auszubrennen oder krank zu werden. Asprey gelang es, seinen IQ um mehr als 20 Punkte zu erhöhen, sein biologisches Alter zu senken und ohne Kalorienzählen oder Sport 50 Kilo abzunehmen. Seine vielfältigen Erkenntnisse versammelt er in diesem Buch. Die Bulletproof-Diät hemmt entzündliche Prozesse im Körper, sorgt für schnellen, hungerfreien Gewichtsverlust und höchste Leistungsfähigkeit. Anstelle eines Frühstücks gibt es den berühmten Bulletproof-Kaffee mit Kokosöl und Butter, der lange sättigt und einen dauerhaften Energieschub verschafft. Kalorienzählen ist nicht nötig und auch bei weniger Schlaf und weniger Sport wird das überschüssige Fett nur so dahinschmelzen.

Research Methods in Sport

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Author: Mark F. Smith

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526434008

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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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.