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📒Research Methods In Physical Activity ✍ Jerry R. Thomas
✏Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Summary : 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. This text provides step-by-step information for every aspect of the research process, from identifying and devising research questions to analyzing data and compiling results for presentation. Methods for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research approaches are addressed, and real-world research questions—including historical, experimental, epidemiological, and philosophical—are presented by scholarly contributors who give suggestions for approaches to follow. Photos, anecdotes, and humorous stories are used throughout the text to put students at ease and emphasize key points through practical applications. Enhancements to the seventh edition include the following: • Updated information and techniques for electronic searches to ensure students use best research practices • New information on meta-analysis and the benefits of journal-style writing that teach readers to evaluate and prepare data for scholarly journals and publication • Special attention to ethical issues to help readers understand the regulations involved in using human and animal subjects • New information on logistic regression that aids in the understanding of complex ideas • Further explanation of qualitative and mixed-methods research approaches, in addition to quantitative approaches, to ensure readers use the most appropriate methodology for their research The content of the seventh edition maintains and expands upon the logical content progression that has made Research Methods in Physical Activity the leading text in the field. Part I presents an overview of the research process, including problem development, preparation of the research plan, and understanding ethical issues in research and writing. Part II introduces statistical and measurement issues in research, and part III presents various types of or approaches to research and methodology from expert researchers in the field. Part IV includes a writing guide for result findings and details how to develop and organize research papers and presentations. Statistical tables and guides are available in the appendix. To aid instructors, Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, includes a suite of ancillary materials featuring an instructor guide, test package, an extra data set for instructors who wish to create specialized learning activities, and presentation package plus image bank. Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, instills in students the confidence to devise, collect, analyze, and present their research in a competent manner by systematically guiding them through the research process. It is an essential text for all emerging researchers in physical activity.
📒Research Methods In Physical Activity ✍ Jerry R. Thomas
✏Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Summary : 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 7th Edition ✍ Thomas, Jerry R.
✏Research Methods in Physical Activity 7th Edition Book Summary : 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 ✍ Kathleen Armour
✏Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport Book Summary : 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 Fifth Edition ✍ Jerry R. Thomas, Jack K. Nelson, Stephen J. Silverman
✏Research methods in physical activity Fifth edition Book Summary :
✏Research Methods in Physical Activity Book Summary : "Research Methods in Physical Activity, Fifth Edition, is arranged in four parts that systematically guide readers through the research process. The textbook is packaged with useful ancillaries, including a product-specific Web site, instructor guide, test package, and presentation package. This removes the fear and confusion often associated with the research process and shines a light on all the aspects of research that readers need to know - whether it's reading, understanding, planning, carrying out, writing, or presenting research.
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📒Research Methods In Physical Activity And Health ✍ Stephen R. Bird
✏Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health Book Summary : 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.
✏Essentials of Research Methods in Health Physical Education Exercise Science and Recreation Book Summary : 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.
📒Ethical Decision Making In Physical Activity Research ✍ John N. Drowatzky
✏Ethical Decision Making in Physical Activity Research Book Summary : Can scientific studies that expose subjects to potentially harmful situations be justified if the subjects are volunteers? Should students be required to participate as subjects in research projects developed to benefit their professors? Can a single set of ethical rules apply to all research situations? These and other questions come under scrutiny in Ethical Decision Making in Physical Activity Research.Written by a lawyer and physical educator, this book explores the important relationship between ethics and the research process. The book begins with a discussion of the scientific method and basic parameters of ethical behavior, then focuses on ethical concerns that can arise in the following situations: -The selection and formation of the research question -The work of institutional review boards -Methodology, including the use of human and animal subjects, data collection, and statistical analysis -The presentation of results, including publication -Measures used to prevent fraud and misconduct Fifteen case studies highlight the text and help readers develop sensitivity toward ethical issues in research and how to think ethically. Researchers can use the case studies to help them learn to -identify the ethical dilemma in question, -determine the choices available for resolving the dilemma, -evaluate the ethics of the actual choice made to resolve the dilemma, and -decide on the most appropriate course of action. The author encourages readers to consider potential ethical issues from the moment the research problem is contemplated until it has been studied and published. The book also describes how to discipline fraudulent researchers and proposes how to improve ethical conduct.