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Research Methods for Sports Studies By Chris Gratton (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

Research Methods for Sports Studies
by Chris Gratton (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

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Suitable for the sports studies student, this book deals with both qualitative and quantitative research methods. It guides the reader through the research process, from designing a research project, to collecting and analyzing data, and to reporting the research.
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Research Methods for Sports Studies by Chris Gratton (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)

This comprehensive and accessible textbook offers 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 analysing data, to reporting the research, all of which is richly illustrated with sport-related case-studies and examples. The book covers key topics such as:
- conceptual Models
- qualitative research methods
- choosing an appropriate research design
- undertaking a literature review
- the key research methods such as questionnaires, interviews, content analysis and ethnographic studies.
- analysing data, including an introduction to SPSS, as well as guides to descriptive and inferential statistics
- writing a research report
- the internet as a research tool
A much needed book with no competitor titles, this should be essential reading for all undergraduates in sports studies.

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About Chris Gratton (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)


Chris Gratton is Professor of Sports Economics and Director of the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Ian Jones is Associate Dean for Sport, the Centre for Event and Sport Research, Bournemouth University, UK.

Table of Contents


Preface 1. What is Research? 2. Research Traditions 3. The Research Process 4. Research Questions, Aims and Objectives 5. Reviewing the Literature 6. Theories, Concepts and Variables in Sport Research 7. Research Designs 8. Collecting Data I - The Questionnaire Survey 9. Collecting Data II - Research Interviews 10. Collecting Data III - Unobtrusive Methods - Observation and Content Analysis 11. Collecting Data IV - Ethnographic Research in Sport 12. Analysing Data I - Quantitative Data Analysis 13. Analysing Data II - Qualitative Data Analysis 14. Writing a Research Report 15. Sports Research and the Internet 16. Student Issues 17. Bibliography 18. Journals publishing sports-related research 19. Glossary

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Research Methods for Sports Studies by Chris Gratton (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Chris Gratton (Sheffield Hallam University, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2009-12-01
320
0415493935
9780415493932
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