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Research Methods in Kinesiology

ISBN : 9780199020683

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¥8,030
Author: 
Kent C. Kowalski; Tara-Leigh F. McHugh; Catherine M. Sabiston; Leah J. Ferguson
Pages
304 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
179 x 229 mm
Pub date
Jan 2018
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Accessible and thoroughly engaging, Research Methods in Kinesiology offers students comprehensive coverage of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research design from a distinctly kinesiological perspective. Written by a team of leading experts in the field and packed with numerous examples throughout of Canadian studies in sport, exercise, health, and physical education, this text gives readers the unique opportunity to learn the process as seen through the eyes of kinesiology researchers in Canada.

Index: 

Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to Research in Kinesiology; Learning Outcomes; Introduction: Current Knowledge in Kinesiology; Introduction to Research Methods in Kinesiology; Components of a Research Design; Philosophical Worldviews as Guiding Frameworks of Research; Text Content Overview; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 2. Identifying a Research Question and Study Purpose(s); Learning Outcomes; The Research Topic; The Research Problem; The Literature Search and Review; Purpose; The Research Questions and Hypotheses; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 3. Ethics; Learning Outcomes; Ethical Standards in Research; Research with Indigenous Peoples; Animal Research Ethics; Ethical Decision Making; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 4. Quantitative Study Design; Learning Outcomes; Quantitative Study Design; Threats to Experimental Validity; Measurement in Quantitative Research; Sampling for Quantitative Studies; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 5. Data Analysis in Quantitative Studies; Learning Outcomes; Introduction to Data Analysis; Descriptive Statistics; Matching Research Questions to Statistical Analyses; A Brief Primer on Hypothesis Testing; Statistical Significance versus Practical Significance; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 6. Evaluating the Merits of Quantitative Research Studies in Kinesiology; Learning Outcomes; A Brief Primer on Validity as a Standard for Evaluating Quantitative Research; Application of Logical Validity; Application of Construct Validity; Application of Internal Validity; Application of External Validity; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 7. Qualitative Study Designs; Learning Outcomes; Qualitative Study Designs; Role of Theory in Qualitiative Research; Sampling for Qualitative Studies; Data Generation in Qualitiative Research; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 8. Data Analysis in Qualitative Studies; Learning Outcomes; Introduction to Qualitiative Data Analysis; Qualitative Data Analysis as Immediate, Ongoing, and Spiral; Steps in Qualitative Data Analysis; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 9. Evaluating the Merits of Qualitative Research Studies in Kinesiology; Learning Outcomes; A Brief Primer on Evaluating Qualitative Research; Trustworthiness as a Starting Place for Evaluation; Additional Considerations for Evaluating Qualitative Research; Taking a Relativistic Approach to Evaluating Qualitative Research; Ethics: The Bottom Line for Evaluation; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 10. Mixed Methods Research; Learning Outcomes; Introduction to Mixed Methods Research; Planning Mixed Methods Research; Mixed Methods Research Designs; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 11. Participatory Action Research; Learning Outcomes; Introduction to Participatory Action Research; Defining Features of PAR; Research Process; Role of Theory in PAR; Process for Engaging Underrepresented Populations in Research; Inherent Challenges of PAR; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; 12. Knowledge Translation; Learning Outcomes; What is Knowledge Translation?; Knowledge Translation Strategies; Traditional Knowledge Translation Approaches; Innovative Knowledge Translation Approaches; Selecting Knowledge Translation Strategies; Summary; Discussion Questions; Recommended Readings; Glossary; References; Index

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