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For students and others who may be moving into a new field of study , the book works brilliantly and provides much more than a lexical insight . For the interested reader the next step will be to take advantage of the references that each of the 40 chapters ends with. The book can be recommended for use in the education of students through undergraduate level, dealing with methodological and theoretical aspects in relation to sport, physical education and physical activity.
The layout, structure and content of the book lend themselves to use in undergraduate or graduate classes. The comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches truly reflects the multiple methods used in sport and exercise science and its related fields.
Few can bring research methods to life like Mike Atkinson. His breadth of research interests and experience mean he can introduce you to all you need to know and inspire you to get down to doing some research yourself.
A well written, informative book. Cleverly structured and contextually relevant for the Sport and Exercise undergraduate.
Good support for any research unit. Nice method for making it relevant 'Why is this relevant to me' and 'show me how its used'
Good initial research methods book. Suitable for sports science and sports therapy students
This is a great book that really helps the students understand research and the complex processes that can often daunt even the most intelligent students.
What a helpful book! This will be the 'friend ' to many undergraduate student looking for clarification.
Great for undergraduate students
Still prefer Thomas and Nelson (HK) and Field, A (Sage)
This offers a clear and concise format for students to easily get to grips with fundamental research concepts.
This is a really useful little book! I love the pattern of 'what is the concept', 'why is this relevant to me' etc - really excellent stuff.
This book is really engagingly written. I was considering making it the main textbook for my 1st year methods module, but it isn't really appropriate for that because it is written in the format of an encyclopedia. I would definitely consider buying a more traditional methods textbook from this author though.
Recommended to the Library
Good detailed book however students did not like due to layout
This is an excellent publication; well structured and ideal for sports and exercise students.
A very good book that will be recommended to our students and copies will be ordered for the library. We do not adopt books.
This is a very interesting book and will allow students to put various sections and topics within their undergraduate research into context.
It will be recommended that the Library purchase a limited number of copies.
This text provides a good overview for dissertation students. In addition the book should be highly recommended to level 2 students progressing into level 3 to obtain an understanding of the research process within Sport and Exercise
This is an excellent introductory text for students embarking on the study of research methods. There is good detail and examples, and an excellent revision text for those going to 'viva'.
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