Research Methods In Sport Studies And Sport Management: A Practical Guide: A Practical Guide by A.j. VealResearch Methods In Sport Studies And Sport Management: A Practical Guide: A Practical Guide by A.j. Veal

Research Methods In Sport Studies And Sport Management: A Practical Guide: A Practical Guide

byA.j. Veal, Simon DarcyEditorA.j. Veal

Paperback | April 30, 2014

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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.

A.J. Veal is Adjunct Professor in the Business School at the University of Technology, Sydney and previously worked in the University of Birmingham and the then Polytechnic of North London. He is past president of the (UK) Leisure Studies Association and of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies and well known ...
Title:Research Methods In Sport Studies And Sport Management: A Practical Guide: A Practical GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 30, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273736698

ISBN - 13:9780273736691


Table of Contents


1   Introduction to research: what, why and who?

2   Approaches to sport studies research

3   Starting out: research plans and proposals

4.    Research ethics

5   The range of research methods

6   Reviewing the literature


7   Secondary data: sources

 8 Observation

 9 Qualitative methods: data collection

 10  Questionnaire surveys: typology, design, etc.

11.  Experimental methods

12.  Case study method

13   Sampling: quantitative and qualitative


14   Analysing secondary data

15   Analysing qualitative data

16   Survey analysis

17   Statistical analysis


18   Preparing a research report


1   What is research?

2   The research process

3   Research traditions

4   Research questions: aims and objectives

5   Reviewing the literature

6   Theories, concepts and variable

7   Research designs for sports studies

8   Collecting data I: the questionnaire survey

9   Collecting data II: research interviews

10  Collecting data III: unobtrusive methods: observation and content analysis

11  Collecting data IV: ethnographic research sport

12  Analysing data I: quantitative data analysis

13  Analysing data II: qualitative data analysis

14  Writing the research report

15  Practical issues