ISBN-10:
019902068X
ISBN-13:
9780199020683
Pub. Date:
03/18/2018
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Research Methods in Kinesiology

Research Methods in Kinesiology

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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-from determining the research topic, to designing the study, to analyzing and presenting the results-as seen through the eyes of kinesiology researchers in Canada.

Key features include learning outcomes, key terms, cartoons, discussion questions, and an exciting box program with case study and exercise boxes that help students gain the practical skills they need to conduct their own research, and professional and research highlight boxes that show students the variety of exciting studies being conducted across Canada today. Research Methods in Kinesiology is the go-to text for the aspiring researcher in the field of kinesiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199020683
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/18/2018
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author



Kent C. Kowalski, Professor, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan,Tara-Leigh F. McHugh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta,Catherine M. Sabiston, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto,Leah J. Ferguson, Assistant Professor, College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan

Table of Contents



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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