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.
This offers a clear and concise format for students to easily get to grips with fundamental research concepts.
This is a really useful little book! I love the pattern of 'what is the concept', 'why is this relevant to me' etc - really excellent stuff.
This book is really engagingly written. I was considering making it the main textbook for my 1st year methods module, but it isn't really appropriate for that because it is written in the format of an encyclopedia. I would definitely consider buying a more traditional methods textbook from this author though.
Recommended to the Library
Good detailed book however students did not like due to layout
This is an excellent publication; well structured and ideal for sports and exercise students.
A very good book that will be recommended to our students and copies will be ordered for the library. We do not adopt books.
This is a very interesting book and will allow students to put various sections and topics within their undergraduate research into context.
It will be recommended that the Library purchase a limited number of copies.
This text provides a good overview for dissertation students. In addition the book should be highly recommended to level 2 students progressing into level 3 to obtain an understanding of the research process within Sport and Exercise
This is an excellent introductory text for students embarking on the study of research methods. There is good detail and examples, and an excellent revision text for those going to 'viva'.