Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity
- Ian Jones - Bournemouth University, UK
- Lorraine Brown - Bournemouth University, UK
- Immy Holloway - Bournemouth University, UK
- Early steps in the research process
- Choosing an approach
- Methods of data collection
- Analyzing the data
- Writing up and disseminating your findings
This is a 'must have' book for aspiring qualitative researchers in the field of sport and physical activity. The book is well structured, providing the researcher with a step-by-step guide to the processes that need to occur to undertake methodologically sound qualitative research. It is intellectual and yet pragmatic which makes this a book that I will recommend to my PhD students and colleagues alike.
Professor in Sport, Health and Physical Education, Flinders University
This text provides students with an excellent foundation for understanding qualitative research studies and for conducting their own qualitative inquiries, in fields ranging from sport management and marketing to sport sociology and psychology.
Paul M. Pedersen
Professor and Director, Sport Management Doctoral Program, Indiana University-Bloomington
This book, whilst fairly basic, gives a good overview of qualitative research methods for sport and exercise. This works very well for this introductory research methods module.
This text provides all the relevant details our students will need when planning their research projects. The ethical considerations will be a must for them as it sets out the project in small concise steps.
wonderful book. Focuses on an interesting angles
A useful text that provides learners with relevant information when starting a research project. Further reading would be recommended to explore factors in greater depth. However much of the content is subject specific allowing readers to apply to there own research project.
Very useful book.
Split in to easily manageable sections.
The students comment it helps them in their assignments.
I have given this book as good overview on Qualitative research methods for students during their independent studies. It allows them to consider the type of methods available to them when making decisions on their research methodology.
I would recommend this text to students searching for a comprehensive overview of appropriate techniques to qualitative research from all levels of degree study. Especially useful for independent projects, a good read.
Really interesting, clear and structured nicely. Will be informing the library to acquire a copy.
This is a useful text in addition to other Research Methods texts. Offers expertise and good views on Qualitative Research as well as providing learners with an alternative angle from which to understand the topic. Excellent to use for further reading due to the plethora of references throughout the text.