The Research Process In Sport, Exercise And Health: Case Studies Of Active Researchers by Rich NeilThe Research Process In Sport, Exercise And Health: Case Studies Of Active Researchers by Rich Neil

The Research Process In Sport, Exercise And Health: Case Studies Of Active Researchers

EditorRich Neil, Sheldon Hanton, Scott Fleming

Paperback | November 19, 2013

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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 Healthfills 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.

Rich Neilis a Senior Lecturer in Sport Psychology, former Discipline Director of Research Methods and current Programme Director of BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. His research interests include the influence of stress and emotions on behaviour, personality, reflective practice and self-efficacy.S...
Title:The Research Process In Sport, Exercise And Health: Case Studies Of Active ResearchersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041567350X

ISBN - 13:9780415673501


Table of Contents

1. Sports Ethics - Carwyn Jones  2. Exercise And Health - Nanette Mutrie And Anna Campbell  3. Sports Management - Simon Shibli and Jerry Bingham  4. Exercise Physiology - Rob Shave  5. Sociology Of Sport - Martin J. Roderick  6. Sports Biomechanics - Marianne J. R. Gittoes  7. Sports Coaching - Zoe Knowles  8. Strength And Conditioning - Liam Kilduff  9. Sports Psychology - Ross Wadey  10. Performance Analysis - Nic James  11. Sports Development - Geoff Nichols And Rita Ralston  12. Exercise Physiology - Richard M. Bracken, Daniel J. West, And Stephen C. Bain  13. Sports Psychology - Rich Neil And Stephen D. Mellalieu