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Research Methods in Physical Activity By Jerry R. Thomas

Research Methods in Physical Activity

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An exploration of research methods in physical activity. This fourth edition is updated and includes revisions on evaluating data and statistical power and the incorporation of multi-variate procedures. There are also new chapters on non-parametric techniques and epidemiology.

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Research Methods in Physical Activity by Jerry R. Thomas

An exploration of research methods in physical activity. This fourth edition presents updated information in text, figures and tables. Revisions include additional information on evaluating data and statistical power, the incorporation of multi-variate procedures and new chapters on non-parametric techniques and epidemiology. It covers a broader variety of disciplines including exercise science, kinesiology, movement studies, physical education, sport science and sport studies. The work seeks to improve analytical skills and teach new research methods and techniques.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Overview of research: introduction to research in physical activity; developing the problem and using the literature; presenting the problem; formulating the method; ethical issues in research and scholarship. Part 2 Statistical and measurement concepts in research: becoming acquainted with statistical concepts; relationships among variables; differences among groups; non-parametric techniques; measuring research variables. Part 3 Types of research: research methods in history for physical activity; research methods in philosophy of physical activity; research synthesis (meta-analysis); survey research; other descriptive research; descriptive research in physical activity epidemiology; experimental and quasi-experimental research; qualitative research. Part 4 Writing the research report: completing the research process; ways of reporting research.

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GOR001404569
Research Methods in Physical Activity by Jerry R. Thomas
Jerry R. Thomas
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Human Kinetics Publishers
2001-08-01
536
073603692X
9780736036924
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