Research Methods In Sports Coaching by Lee NelsonResearch Methods In Sports Coaching by Lee Nelson

Research Methods In Sports Coaching

EditorLee Nelson, Ryan Groom, Paul Potrac

Paperback | March 18, 2014

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Research Methods in Sports Coachingis a key resource for any student, researcher or practitioner wishing to undertake research into sports coaching. It takes the reader through each phase of the research process, from identifying valuable research questions, to data collection and analyses, to the presentation and dissemination of research findings. It is the only book to focus on the particular challenges and techniques of sports coaching research, with each chapter including examples, cases and scenarios from the real world of sports coaching.

The book introduces and explores important philosophical, theoretical and practical considerations in conducting coaching research, including contextual discussions about why it's important to do sports coaching research, how to judge the quality of coaching research, and how sports coaching research might meet the needs of coaching practitioners. Written by a team of leading international scholars and researchers from the UK, US, Canada and Australia, and bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is an essential course text for any research methods course taken as part of a degree programme in sports coaching or coach education.

Dr Lee Nelson is a Lecturer in the Department of Sport, Health, and Exercise Science at the University of Hull, UK. His research and teaching interests include micro-politics, emotions, and pedagogy in coaching and coach education contexts.Dr Ryan Groom is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. ...
Title:Research Methods In Sports CoachingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041562682X

ISBN - 13:9780415626828


Table of Contents

1. Introduction,Lee Nelson, Ryan Groom, and Paul PotracSection 1: Philosophical considerations 2.Philosophy of knowledge,Clifford Mallett and Richard Tinning 3.Logical positivism,Ronald Smith and Frank Smoll 4.Interpretivism,Paul Potrac, Robyn Jones, and Lee Nelson5. Poststructuralism,Zo'vner, Luke Jones, and Jim DenisonSection 2: Preparing and initiating the research process 6.Navigating the research process,Wade Gilbert,MartinCamir'and Diane Culver 7.Reviewing the literature,John Lyle 8.The place of theory,Lee Nelson, Ryan Groom, and Paul Potrac 9.Writing and representing research,Ryan Groom, Lee Nelson, Paul Potrac, and Brett Smith 10.Ethical considerations,Graham McFeeSection 3: Quantitative approaches to coaching research 11.Questionnaires,Daniel Rhind, Louise Davis, and Sophia Jowett 12.Systematic observation,Gareth Morgan, Bob Muir, and Andy Abraham 13.Analysis of quantitative data,Adrian Midgley and Bryna Chrismas 14.Judging quantitative research,John Toner and Aidan MoranSection 4: Qualitative approaches to coaching research 15.Interviews,Laura Purdy 16.Ethnography,Christopher Cushion 17.Analysis of qualitative data,William Taylor 18.Judging qualitative research,Brett Smith, Andrew Sparkes, and Nick CaddickSection 5:Contemporary approaches to coaching research 19.Autoethnography,Brian Gearity 20.Discourse analysis,Joseph Mills and Jim Denison 21.Conversation analysis,Ryan Groom, Lee Nelson, Paul Potrac, and Christopher Cushion,Section 6: Disseminating coaching research 22.Presenting research,Phil Marshall 23.Publishing research,Pierre Trudel, Diane Culver, and Wade Gilbert