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by Chris Gratton

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415493935, Paperback)

This comprehensive, accessible and practical textbook provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. The book offers the reader a step-by-step guide to the research process, from designing a research project, to collecting and analyzing data, to reporting the research, and is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book covers key topics such as:

choosing an appropriate research design

undertaking a literature review

key research techniques, including questionnaires, interviews, content analysis and ethnographic studies

data analysis, including an introduction to SPSS, as well as guides to descriptive and inferential statistics

writing a research report

ethical issues in sports research.

Research Methods in Sports Studies is designed to be a complete and self-contained companion to any research methods course and contains a wealth of useful features, such as highlighted definitions of key terms, revision questions, practical research exercises, and a companion website with web links, multiple choice questions, powerpoint slides, and other learning resources. The book is also an invaluable reference for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies.

Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415493932

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:12:28 -0400)

Illustrated with sport-related case-studies, this title presents such topics as qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design, literature reviews, ethical issues in research, and research techniques. It is suitable for students undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies.… (more)

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