Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods
- Michael Atkinson - University of Toronto, Canada, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, McMaster University, Canada, University of Western Ontario, Canada, Loughborough University, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
"What a helpful book! This will be a 'friend ' to many undergraduate students looking for clarification."
- Helen Hazelwood, St Mary's University College
"This is a great book that really helps the students understand research and the complex processes that can often daunt even the most intelligent students."
- Phil Barter, Middlesex University
- Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University
This book systematically demonstrates the significance and application of research methods in plain language. Written for students, it 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 students.
Written by a leading academic and drawing on years of teaching experience, it includes carefully cross-referenced entries which critically engage with interdisciplinary themes and data. Each concept includes:
- clear definitions
- suggestions for further reading
- comprehensive examples
- practical applications
Pragmatic, lucid and concise the book will provide essential support to students in sports studies, sport development, sport and exercise science, kinesiology and health.
Few can bring research methods to life like Mike Atkinson. His breadth of research interests and experience mean he can introduce you to all you need to know and inspire you to get down to doing some research yourself.
The layout, structure and content of the book lend themselves to use in undergraduate or graduate classes. The comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches truly reflects the multiple methods used in sport and exercise science and its related fields.
For students and others who may be moving into a new field of study , the book works brilliantly and provides much more than a lexical insight . For the interested reader the next step will be to take advantage of the references that each of the 40 chapters ends with. The book can be recommended for use in the education of students through undergraduate level, dealing with methodological and theoretical aspects in relation to sport, physical education and physical activity.
A well written, informative book. Cleverly structured and contextually relevant for the Sport and Exercise undergraduate.
Good support for any research unit. Nice method for making it relevant 'Why is this relevant to me' and 'show me how its used'
Good initial research methods book. Suitable for sports science and sports therapy students
This is a great book that really helps the students understand research and the complex processes that can often daunt even the most intelligent students.
What a helpful book! This will be the 'friend ' to many undergraduate student looking for clarification.
Great for undergraduate students
Still prefer Thomas and Nelson (HK) and Field, A (Sage)