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Doing Research in Sport and Exercise
A Student's Guide



December 2021 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Split into five sections that cover your whole research journey, this book captures everything you need to understand to do a sports research project.

 

From getting started with a research question and selecting a research approach to choosing a method of data collection and analysing and presenting research findings, it walks you step-by-step through the entire research process. The book also:

  • Showcases a diverse range of approaches, including experiments, surveys, systematic reviews and mixed methods, to help you choose the best option for your project
  • Focuses on applied research, showing you how to go beyond the classroom and manage and analyse data in the real world
  • Helps you understand best practice for conducting research 'in the field'.

Features include over 40 student activities that encourage you to think more deeply about what you've learned, nearly 50 case studies highlighting research from real-world students and sport researchers, and reflection points, to help you check your understanding.

 

For undergraduate students across courses such as Sport Science, Sport & Exercise and Sport & Society, this book is a down-to-earth guide to help anyone doing a research project in sport and exercise.


 
Part I: Mapping your research journey
 
Chapter 1: The context of sport and exercise research
 
Chapter 2: Getting started - the research process
 
Chapter 3: Managing yourself through a research project
 
Chapter 4: Working with your supervisor
 
Part II: Starting your research project
 
Chapter 5: Generating ideas and developing questions
 
Chapter 6: Reviewing the literature (why, when and how?)
 
Chapter 7: Developing a research proposal
 
Chapter 8: Working safely and effectively – a matter of ethics
 
Part III: Selecting your research approach
 
Chapter 9: Selecting an appropriate research strategy
 
Chapter 10: Systematic review research strategy
 
Chapter 11: Experimental research strategy
 
Chapter 12: Correlational research strategy
 
Chapter 13: Case study research strategy
 
Chapter 14: Survey research strategy
 
Chapter 15: Ethnographic research strategy
 
Chapter 16: A mixed-research design approach
 
Part IV: Choosing your data collection methods
 
Chapter 17: Recruiting and involving participants in research
 
Chapter 18: ‘Clinical’ data collection methods
 
Chapter 19: ‘Observational’ data collection methods
 
Chapter 20: ‘Questionnaire’ data collection method
 
Chapter 21: ‘Focus group’ data collection method
 
Chapter 22: ‘Interview’ data collection methods
 
Chapter 23: ‘Content and discourse analysis’ methods
 
Part V: Analysing and presenting your research findings
 
Chapter 24: Collecting, storing and organising your data
 
Chapter 25: Analysing your data
 
Chapter 26: Preparing data for presentation
 
Chapter 27: Writing-up and disseminating your research project

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