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Research Methods in Physical Activity 7E

Research Methods in Physical Activity  7E Book
Author : Thomas, Jerry R.,Silverman, Stephen,Nelson, Jack
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2015-05-21
ISBN : 1450470440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson,Stephen J. Silverman
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2011-01
ISBN : 073608939X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Stephen R. Bird
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-19
ISBN : 1351656767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 7th Edition

Research Methods in Physical Activity 7th Edition Book
Author : Thomas, Jerry R.,Silverman, Stephen J.,Nelson, Jack K.
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2015-07-07
ISBN : 1492512885
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Education and Youth Sport

Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport Book
Author : Kathleen Armour,Doune Macdonald
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-03-15
ISBN : 1136660593
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Research Methods in Physical Activity Book
Author : Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson
Publisher : Human Kinetics Publishers
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Research Methods in Physical Activity Book
Author : Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson
Publisher : Human Kinetics Publishers
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780880114813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Research methods in physical activity Fifth edition

Research methods in physical activity  Fifth edition Book
Author : Jerry R. Thomas, Jack K. Nelson, Stephen J. Silverman
Publisher : Human Kinetics 1
Release : 2021-05-13
ISBN : 9780736086837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Research methods in physical activity Fifth edition book written by Jerry R. Thomas, Jack K. Nelson, Stephen J. Silverman, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

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

Essentials of Research Methods in Health  Physical Education  Exercise Science  and Recreation Book
Author : Kris E. Berg,Richard Wayne Latin
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780781770361
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores a range of basic topics covered in research courses in exercise science, kinesiology, and physical education. This work provides the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses; and understand how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation.

Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research

Physical Activity Assessments for Health related Research Book
Author : Greg Welk
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780736037488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduction to Kinesiology Book
Author : Shirl J. Hoffman,Duane V. Knudson
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2018-10-30
ISBN : 1492586684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, gives students a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and explores the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding discipline. This engaging, four-color introductory text stimulates curiosity about the vast field of kinesiology, provides a foundation for students to build on through further study, and generates awareness of the long-standing and current issues that kinesiology professionals seek to understand and solve. Editors Shirl J. Hoffman and Duane V. Knudson have retained the book's strong framework and have used feedback from instructors to streamline and condense the text while adding new and updated content. The fifth edition features a completely revitalized web study guide that encourages students to apply classroom content to real-world activities and better prepare for exams. The web study guide integrates reading assignments with gradable activities so that instructors can better monitor student progress, test understanding of key concepts, and adjust classroom discussions and pace. Additional updates to this new fifth edition include the following: • Updates to data, research, and graphics to incorporate the most recent discoveries • An increased focus on public health, allied health, and nutrition and wellness to reflect changes in this dynamic and growing field • New Professional Issues in Kinesiology sidebars that look at the issues of equality, evidence-based practice, expertise, and overload as they relate to the field of kinesiology • New Kinesiology Colleagues sidebars that introduce role models who demonstrate professional life in kinesiology and its related fields The text features the three-section structure that has always been a strength of this leading introductory textbook. Part I examines the diversity of physical activity and kinesiology and summarizes the importance of knowledge gained through physical activity experiences. Part II delves into the seven major subdisciplines of kinesiology, with an overview of major historical events, research methods, professional work and application, and ideas for career advancement in each. Part III elaborates on professionalism and then examines five main areas for career opportunities. The extensive and revitalized instructor ancillaries include an instructor guide, a test package, chapter quizzes, a presentation package, and an image bank that includes most art and tables from the text. Introduction to Kinesiology provides basic and essential information for students embarking on their study of kinesiology, and this updated fifth edition prepares them for future courses and further study.

Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions

Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and the Health Professions Book
Author : William A. Pitney,Jenny Parker
Publisher : Human Kinetics Publishers
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780736072137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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 for Public Health

Research Methods for Public Health Book
Author : Amy A. Eyler, PhD, CHES
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN : 0826182062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Note to Readers: Publisher does not guarantee quality or access to any included digital components if book is purchased through a third-party seller. Research Methods for Public Health provides foundational knowledge and practical guidance for all steps in the research process using public health examples and real-world applications to reinforce all concepts. It covers everything students need to have a firm basis on how to design public health research, how to collect and manage data using a variety of study designs and methods, and how to share research results. Foundational topics such as searching the literature, finding gaps, formulating research questions, operationalization and measurement, sampling, budgeting for research studies, summarizing and visualizing data, disseminating results and more are explained in clear and accessible prose. The textbook emphasizes skills including question development, survey design and implementation, qualitative methodology, mixed methods research, how to record and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and how to use secondary data. Regardless of whether you are starting your scientific research career path, or are on track to become a public health practitioner, or plan on becoming a health policymaker, this textbook provides an authoritative introduction to research and its importance on improving public health practice for everyone entering the field. Richly illustrated and with an abundance of helpful tables, boxes, and practical public health case studies and examples, this textbook contains the core principles, concepts, and knowledge of how to design, plan, evaluate, and disseminate public health research. Research Methods for Public Health comes with a full Instructor package including PowerPoints, test banks, and an Instructor’s Manual with detailed classroom activities, CEPH competency mapping, and more. Key Features: Provides the principles and best practices of general research methods texts combined with specific public health relevance Applicable to students who want to conduct research as part of their career as well as those who need the skills to understand how public health evidence is developed through research Includes chapters on Developing Budgets and Timelines for Research Studies and Disseminating Research Results, topics often overlooked in other textbooks Aligns content with program competencies and skills essential for those entering the public health field Contains numerous illustrations, tables, boxes, and case studies which provide important context to key concepts

Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity

Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity Book
Author : Robert Scott Kretchmar
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780736001410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philosophy is a crucial, yet often overlooked, part of kinesiology students' education. Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition, provides students with a thorough, clear, and practical introduction to the philosophy of physical activity and sport, and in doing so, prepares them for the ethical questions they will face as professionals. This second edition has been significantly revised, and it has been enhanced to include the following features: -Expanded instruction on practical ethics in physical activity, guiding students in how to rank values and turn those values into actions -New material that emphasizes physical activity as well as sport, and provides specific holistic techniques for the practitioner in the workplace -In-depth case studies along with discussion questions that can be used to teach students how to follow a philosophical argument and come to their own conclusions The case studies, one on running up the score and the other on performance-enhancing substances, are based on two articles that are reprinted in their entirety in the appendix. Practical Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity, Second Edition, helps students examine key moral questions in sport. Its approach to the content helps students follow and dissect ethical arguments, think through philosophic issues, and apply theory to practice. Each chapter includes objectives, philosophical exercises, reviews, and study questions to reinforce understanding. Kretchmar's engaging writing style accentuates important topics of discussion, focusing the readers' attention on the philosophy behind the practice or strategy. As a result, students develop their philosophical skills, refine their personal philosophy concerning physical activity and sport, and learn that philosophy can be clear, practical, and holistic, rather than obscure, overly theoretical, and dualistic. The text is arranged in four parts. Part I introduces students to the nature and methods of philosophy. Part II focuses on issues relating to the nature of the athlete or client and includes analyses of dualism, scientific materialism, and holism. Part III delves into kinesiology issues, including the nature of play, games, and competition, and Part IV provides expanded material on ethics, value choices, and active lifestyles. This text provides students with the practical tools and specific techniques they need to think ethically and systematically, as they become skilled practitioners in the field of physical activity and sport. In doing so, it demystifies philosophy and reveals it as the guiding element in our understanding of, and approach to, activity, games, and competitions.

The History of Exercise and Sport Science

The History of Exercise and Sport Science Book
Author : John D. Massengale
Publisher : Human Kinetics Publishers
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An historical chronicle of the emergence and growth of the physical education field in the 20th century tracing the evolution of its focus from instruction to nine scientific subdisciplines. The 11 reviews, written by scholars in each field, analyze the events and people who have had a major influen

Qualitative Research Methods in Sport Exercise and Health

Qualitative Research Methods in Sport  Exercise and Health Book
Author : Andrew C. Sparkes,Brett Smith
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-15
ISBN : 1136974725
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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.

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Book
Author : Brett Smith,Andrew C. Sparkes
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 1317646916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The last two decades have witnessed a proliferation of qualitative research in sport and exercise. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an in-depth survey of established and emerging qualitative methods, from conceptual first principles to practice and process. Written and edited by a team of world-leading researchers, and some of the best emerging talents, the book introduces a range of research traditions within which qualitative researchers work. It explores the different methods used to collect and analyse data, offering rationales for why each method might be chosen and guidance on how to employ each technique successfully. It also introduces important contemporary debates and goes further than any other book in exploring new methods, concepts, and future directions, such as sensory research, digital research, visual methods, and how qualitative research can generate impact. Cutting-edge, timely and comprehensive, the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is an essential reference for any student or scholar using qualitative methods in sport and exercise-related research.

Research Methods Applied to Health Physical Education and Recreation

Research Methods Applied to Health  Physical Education  and Recreation Book
Author : American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Research Section
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1949
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Research Methods Applied to Health Physical Education and Recreation book written by American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Research Section, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Research Methods in Health Physical Education and Recreation

Research Methods in Health  Physical Education  and Recreation Book
Author : American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Research Council
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Research Methods in Health Physical Education and Recreation book written by American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Research Council, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity

Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity Book
Author : Ian Jones,Lorraine Brown,Immy Holloway
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2012-11-19
ISBN : 1446271714
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.