Research Methods in Physical Activity 7E

Research Methods in Physical Activity  7E
Author: Thomas, Jerry R.,Silverman, Stephen,Nelson, Jack
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN 10: 1450470440
ISBN 13: 9781450470445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity 7E Book Review:

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, systematically guides students through the research process, introducing methods and tools specifically for kinesiology and exercise science disciplines, including the subdisciplines of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. The seventh edition leads students and novice researchers to research competency with the distinctive humor that has become a trademark of this internationally recognized text.

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Research Methods in Physical Activity
Author: Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson,Stephen J. Silverman
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 073608939X
ISBN 13: 9780736089395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Review:

This new edition covers a broader variety of disciplines including exercise science, kinesiology, movement studies, physical education, sport science and sport studies.

Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health

Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health
Author: Stephen R. Bird
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN 10: 1351656767
ISBN 13: 9781351656764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health Book Review:

Physical activity is vital for good health. It has an established strong evidence base for its positive effects on functional capacity, reducing the risk of many chronic diseases, and promoting physical, mental and social well-being. Furthermore, these benefits are evident across a diversity of ages, groups and populations. The need for these benefits in current societies means that exercise practitioners, professional bodies, institutions, health authorities and governments require high quality evidence to establish appropriate exercise guidelines, implementation strategies and effective exercise prescription at individual, group and population levels. Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health is the first book to comprehensively present the issues associated with physical activity and health research and outline methods available along with considerations of the issues associated with these methods and working with particular groups. The book outlines the historical and scientific context of physical activity and health research before working through the full research process, from generating literature reviews and devising a research proposal, through selecting a research methodology and quantifying physical activity and outcome measures, to disseminating findings. Including a full section on conducting research studies with special populations, the book includes chapters on: Observational and cross-sectional studies; Interviews, questionnaires and focus groups; Qualitative and quantitative research methods; Epidemiological research methods; Physical activity interventions and sedentary behaviour; and Working with children, older people, indigenous groups, LGBTI groups, and those with physical and mental health issues. Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health is the only book to approach the full range of physical activity research methods from a health perspective. It is essential reading for any undergraduate student conducting a research project or taking applied research modules in physical activity and health, graduate students of epidemiology, public health, exercise psychology or exercise physiology with a physical activity and health focus, or practicing researchers in the area.

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Research Methods in Physical Activity
Author: Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 550
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015001322883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Review:

This text is designed to acquaint undergraduate and graduate students with the hows and whys of research. At the same time, it aims to help experienced researchers brush up on their skills and become more familiar with new techniques.

Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport
Author: Kathleen Armour,Doune Macdonald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1136660593
ISBN 13: 9781136660597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport Book Review:

This is the first research methods book to focus entirely on physical education and youth sport. It guides the reader through the whole research process; from the first steps to completion of a dissertation or practice-based project, and introduces key topics such as: formulating a research question qualitative approaches quantitative approaches mixed method research literature review case studies survey, interviews and focus groups data analysis writing the dissertation. Each chapter includes a full range of useful pedagogical features, including chapter summaries, practical activities, case studies, dialogues with active researchers and guidance on further reading and resources. With contributions from some of the world’s best-known researchers in the field, this book is indispensible reading for all students and professionals working in physical education, youth sport, sports coaching and related subjects.

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity
Author: Andrea Bundon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-10-23
ISBN 10: 1315304538
ISBN 13: 9781315304533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity Book Review:

Twitter, Facebook, online forums, blogs and websites – scholars are increasingly turning to digital sources to study sport and physical activity. These platforms have generated new digital content ripe for analysis and are making it possible to investigate communities that were previously inaccessible. However, they have also created theoretical, methodological, practical and ethical challenges. This book critically examines the opportunities open to qualitative researchers working in digital spaces and offers novel insights into how the rise of new technology is helping to shape sport studies. Showcasing original research on emerging themes, trends and issues such as digital sociology, media citizenship, online gaming, Big Data, fitness apps and online fan cultures, this collection leads the way in this fast-developing field of study. It not only considers the possibilities and limitations of using digital tools to conduct qualitative research into sport, but also provides innovative examples of how researchers can adapt successfully to ever-evolving technologies. Digital Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity is essential reading for all students and scholars interested in the latest digital developments in sport studies and research methods.

Essentials of Research Methods in Health Physical Education Exercise Science and Recreation

Essentials of Research Methods in Health  Physical Education  Exercise Science  and Recreation
Author: Kris E. Berg,Richard Wayne Latin
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780781738026
ISBN 13: 0781738024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Research Methods in Health Physical Education Exercise Science and Recreation Book Review:

Designed to teach Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation students how to be consumers of research in their fields, this text is ideal for upper level and graduate level research courses in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Physical Education. New to the Second Edition are expanded statistics problems and data sets, additional statistics and application examples, and computer applications for data analysis. Key concepts are highlighted, and unique and humorous cartoons are used to help illustrate selected points.

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Research Methods in Physical Activity
Author: Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson
Publsiher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Total Pages: 487
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780880114813
ISBN 13: 0880114819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Review:

This latest edition of Research Methods in Physical Activity does not rest on its laurels as the leading research methods text. The authors have updated this internationally recognized resource in order to provide the following benefits: Shed new light on the research process, particularly regarding use of library facilities, Enhance students' understanding of basic statistical calculations and the relevance of their uses, Present a major revision to the chapter on qualitative research and contributions from eminent scholars to the chapters on historical, epidemiology, and philosophic research, Increase students' understanding of how to write research reports, Carry the readers through the book by introducing three graduate students studying research methods, one of whom brings a special comical spin to the material

Qualitative Research Methods in Sport Exercise and Health

Qualitative Research Methods in Sport  Exercise and Health
Author: Andrew C. Sparkes,Brett Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 1136974725
ISBN 13: 9781136974724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research Methods in Sport Exercise and Health Book Review:

Qualitative forms of inquiry are a dynamic and exciting area within contemporary research in sport, exercise and health. Students and researchers at all levels are now expected to understand qualitative approaches and be able to employ them in their work. In this comprehensive and in-depth introductory text, Andrew C. Sparkes and Brett Smith take the reader on a journey through the entire qualitative research process that begins with the conceptualization of ideas and the planning of a study, moves through the phases of data collection and analysis, and then explains how findings might be represented in various ways to different audiences. Ethical issues are also explored in detail, as well as the ways that the goodness of qualitative research might be judged by its consumers. The book is based on the view that researchers need to make principled, informed and strategic decisions about what, why, when, and how to use qualitative forms of inquiry. The nature of qualitative research is explained in terms of both its core assumptions and what practitioners actually do in the field when they collect data and subject it to analysis. Each chapter is vividly illustrated with cases and examples from published research, to demonstrate different qualitative approaches in action and their relative strengths and weaknesses. The book also extends the boundaries of qualitative research by exploring innovative contemporary methodologies and novel ways to report research findings. Qualitative Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health is essential reading for any student, researcher or professional who wishes to understand this form of inquiry and to engage in a research project within a sport, exercise or health context.

Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity
Author: Ian Jones,Lorraine Brown,Immy Holloway
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-11-19
ISBN 10: 1446271714
ISBN 13: 9781446271711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity Book Review:

Designed especially for students in sport and physical activity, this book provides a detailed guide to planning, undertaking, and writing up qualitative research. Opening with a discussion of the main traits of qualitative inquiry and its use in sport and physical activity, the authors provide a coherent and accessible overview of qualitative research using numerous examples to bring the text alive. The book is divided into five parts informed by stages in the research process, with chapters on: • early steps in the research process • ethics • choosing your an approach • methods of data collection • analysing the data • writing up and disseminating your findings. This is essential reading for undergraduate and Masters students carrying out a qualitative research project in sport and physical activity and for PhD students looking to refresh their knowledge.

Physical Activity Epidemiology

Physical Activity Epidemiology
Author: Rod K. Dishman,Gregory W. Heath,I-Min Lee
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-08-29
ISBN 10: 1492581305
ISBN 13: 9781492581307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity Epidemiology Book Review:

Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of current population-level studies showing the influence of physical activity on disease. Updated with extensive new research collected in the eight years since the previous edition, the second edition adds the expertise of respected epidemiologist I-Min Lee. To assist readers in understanding the public health significance of physical activity, Dishman, Heath, and Lee present a detailed review of research findings and what those findings suggest regarding the relationship between physical activity and a variety of health risks. The second edition of this groundbreaking text has been exhaustively updated to reflect the wealth of new research published in this fast-moving field of study. With more than 100 pages of additional content, the text also offers more detailed coverage of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality, expanded coverage of pathophysiology and biological plausibility, new information on physical activity among various racial–ethnic populations, and the effects of physical activity on cognitive function, dementia, and HIV/AIDS. More than 250 tables and figures, twice the number found in the previous edition, highlight the latest epidemiological information in an easy-to-understand visual format. Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition, assists readers in understanding how leisure-time physical activity can enhance people’s quantity and quality of life by summarizing the available knowledge, detailing the methods used to obtain it, considering its implications for public health, and outlining the important questions that remain. Readers will find comprehensive discussion of these topics: • Evidence that physical activity protects against the development of coronary heart disease and stroke and premature death from all causes • Population-based studies and clinical experiments providing evidence that physical activity and exercise play a role in the primary and secondary prevention of mild hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity • Contemporary epidemiologic evidence that physical activity reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis and protects against the development of breast and colon cancers, some inflammatory diseases, depression, and anxiety disorders • Considerations in the promotion of a safe, physically active lifestyle among all segments of the population Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition, will engage and challenge students by examining the state of current research in all of its variation and even ambiguity. The text details the methodology and findings of classic and contemporary studies and then helps students begin to analyze the results. Special Strength of the Evidence sections found at the end of most chapters summarize the findings to determine the extent to which correlation and causation can be proven. Chapter objectives, chapter summaries, and sidebars in each chapter assist students in focusing on the key points of study, and an extensive glossary with detailed definitions provides a handy reference for review. Instructors will find a new image bank in this edition to enhance their class lecture materials. Physical Activity Epidemiology, Second Edition, offers students, sport and exercise scientists, health and fitness professionals, and public health administrators a comprehensive presentation of significant studies, how these studies contribute to understanding the relationship between activity and disease prevention, and how this information can be used in leading individuals, communities, and global society toward increased health and longevity.

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Research Methods in Physical Activity
Author: Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson,Stephen J. Silverman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1226719154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Review:

Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research

Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research
Author: Greg Welk
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780736037488
ISBN 13: 0736037489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research Book Review:

And examples -- References -- Construct validity in physical activity research / Matthew T. Mahar and David A. Rowe -- Definitional stage -- Confirmatory stage -- Theory-testing stage -- Summary -- References -- Physical activity data : odd distributions yield strange answers / Jerry R. Thomas and Katherine T. Thomas -- Overview of the general linear model and rank-order procedures -- Determining whether data are normally distributed -- Application of rank-order procedures -- Data distributions and correlation -- Extensions of GLM rank-order statistical procedures -- Summary -- Endnote -- References -- Equating and linking of physical activity questionnaires / Weimo Zhu -- What is scale equating? -- Equating methods -- Practical issues of scale equating -- Remaining challenges and future research directions -- Summary -- References.

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity
Author: Richard Medcalf,Chris Mackintosh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-07-11
ISBN 10: 1351971018
ISBN 13: 9781351971010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity Book Review:

Researching Difference in Sport and Physical Activity goes beyond the content of introductory research methods texts to provide an insight into the methodological hurdles that are experienced when researching ‘difference’ in Sport and Physical Activity. Contributors reflect upon how the rhetoric of research methodology transfers into the reality of data collection across ‘difference’. Presenting case studies of real research projects, the book covers a range of topics, such as: disability in sport and physical activity vulnerable children in sport and physical activity visual research tools when working with children in a primary school setting physical activity, sedentary behaviour and obesity through childhood diverse ethnic groups in sport and physical activity settings. Each chapter contends with practical issues of power and representation within the research process, to recognise how a researcher–participant relationship that considers those who are ‘othered’ serves to change the dynamics and processes of research. This is an important resource for students of all sports related subjects and essential reading for anyone interested in the study of marginalised populations in sport and physical activity.

Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies

Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies
Author: I-Min Lee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0195183002
ISBN 13: 9780195183009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies Book Review:

This text describes the associations between physical activity and major diseases. It emphasises the methods underpinning studies that can be conducted to elucidate these associations.

Statistics in Kinesiology

Statistics in Kinesiology
Author: Joseph P. Weir,William J. Vincent
Publsiher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-03-15
ISBN 10: 1492560715
ISBN 13: 9781492560715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistics in Kinesiology Book Review:

"Statistics in Kinesiology emphasizes the practical use of statistics as a tool to help those in the movement sciences analyze quantitative data. It covers topics that are commonly seen in movement science disciplines, such as correlation and bivariate regression, tests, repeated measures analysis of variance, and the interpretation of interactions in factorial analyses of variance"--

Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions

Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions
Author: William A. Pitney,Jenny Parker
Publsiher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780736072137
ISBN 13: 0736072136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions Book Review:

"Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions"" "explains the underlying principles of qualitative inquiry, making it easy for students and practitioners to understand how to design, conduct, and evaluate qualitative research studies.

Research Methods in Physical Activity Guide

Research Methods in Physical Activity Guide
Author: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1996-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780880116084
ISBN 13: 0880116080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Physical Activity Guide Book Review:

The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise

The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise
Author: Cassandra Phoenix,Brett Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1317985389
ISBN 13: 9781317985389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise Book Review:

Within qualitative research in the social sciences, the last decade has witnessed a growing interest in the use of visual methods. Visual Methods in Physical Culture is the first book in the field of sport and exercise sciences dedicated to harnessing the potential of using visual methods within qualitative research. Theoretically insightful, and methodologically innovative, this book represents a landmark addition to the field of studies in sport, exercise, the body, and qualitative methods. It covers a wide range of empirical work, theories, and visual image-based research, including photography, drawing, and video. In so doing, the book deepens our understanding of physical culture. It also responds to key questions, such as what are visual methods, why might they be used, and how might they be applied in the field of sport and exercise sciences. This volume combines clarity of expression with careful scholarship and originality, making it especially appealing to students and scholars within a variety of fields, including sport sociology, sport and exercise psychology, sociology of the body, physical education, gender studies, gerontology, and qualitative inquiry. This book was published as a special issue in Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise.

Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences

Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences
Author: Oleguer Camerino,Marta Castaner,Teresa M. Anguera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 0415532272
ISBN 13: 9780415532273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences Book Review:

Mixed methods research techniques, combining both quantitative and qualitative elements, have become well established throughout the social, behavioural and natural sciences. This is the first book to focus on the application of mixed methods research in the movement sciences, specifically in sport, physical education and dance. Researchers and practitioners in each of these fields are concerned with the study of habitual behaviour in naturalistic contexts, and of the concurrent and sequential nature of events and states, precisely the kind of work that multi-method research design can help illuminate. The book is arranged into four sections. The first provides a thorough overview of mixed methods procedures and research design, and summarizes their applicability to the movement sciences. The remaining sections then offer detailed case studies of mixed methods research in team and individual sports (analyzing hidden patterns of play and optimising technique); kinesics and dance (analyzing motor skills behaviour in childhood, and the complexity of motor responses in dance); and physical education (detecting interaction patterns in group situations, and optimizing non-verbal communication by teachers and sports coaches). Mixed Methods Research in the Movement Sciences offers an important new tool for researchers and helps to close the gap between the analysis of expert performance and our understanding of the general principles of movement science. It is important reading for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in motor control, sport and dance pedagogy, coaching, performance analysis or decision-making in sport.