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Doing your Research Project in Sport

Doing your Research Project in Sport

  • Chris Lynch - Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand, RMIT University, Australia

May 2010 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
The research project is a major component of most higher education sport courses. While undertaking a research project can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can all too easily lead to stress and disappointment. Mistakes made early in the process – in the design of experiments, for example – can lead to frustration later on. This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.
Part 1: Getting to the start line
Your research project and this book
Getting to the start line: the basis of research
Identifying problems and developing the research question
Searching for and reading research to write a literature review
Designing an experiment
Non-experimental research
Writing the why
Part 2: You're off!
You're off: making ethics applications
Writing the how
Data analysis
Part 3: Crossing the finish line
Writing what you have found
Writing the so what
Crossing the finish line
Appendix: writing-up checklist

Did not find the book was thorough or detailed enough for our research methods module

Dr Mathew Dowling
Faculty sport, University of St Mark & St John
June 30, 2015

An excellent guide book, stuffed with practical examples. I shall be recommending it to all of the students I supervise.

Dr James Cherrington
Sport and Active Lifestyles, Sheffield Hallam University
August 30, 2012

Contains beneficial information that supports the HE learner in structuring research based pieces of assessed work

Mr Dan Burns
Physical Education , Tresham Institute
May 14, 2012

An ideal core text for foundations degree students to progress their understanding of the process of research.

Mr Jamie Sims
Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Chichester University
January 17, 2012

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ISBN: 9781844451647