Research Methods in Sport

Author: Mark F. Smith

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526434008

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Packed full of essential tools and tips, this second edition is your quick-start guide to undertaking research within real world of sport. Using clear, accessible language, Smith maps an easy-to-follow journey through the research process, drawing upon the most up-to-date evidence and resources to help you select the most appropriate research approach for your project. Throughout the book you will discover: Key points that highlight important definitions and theories; Reflection points to help you make connections between key concepts and your research; Learning activities to put your newfound knowledge into practice; Further reading to explore the wider context of sport research in the real world. Featuring over thirty-five case studies of students’ and academics’ research in practice, this book is the perfect guide-by-your-side to have during your own sport research.

Doing your Research Project in Sport

Author: Chris Lynch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781844456468

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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The research project is a major component of most higher education sport courses. While undertaking a research project can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it can all too easily lead to stress and disappointment. Mistakes made early in the process – in the design of experiments, for example – can lead to frustration later on. This accessible book guides students through the process, from the initial stages of research (identifying problems and designing questions) right through to the presentation of their findings.

Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences

Author: Beth P. Skott,Masjo Ward

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289867

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Based on the premise that when students do something instead of simply reading about it, they understand it better, this book is composed of 29 hands-on, active learning activities for use in research methods courses in the social sciences. Research Methods can be a daunting class for students and Beth P. Skott's and Masjo Ward's book is designed to help alleviate that stress and help them become active learners. The activities in Active Learning Exercises for Research Methods in Social Sciences were created by instructors throughout the country and demonstrated to be effective in their classrooms. A variety of activities is included: group activities, solo activities, some that take a lot of time and others that take less time. Each one of them is directly related to a concept of research methods and aims to help students become better researchers.

Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching

A Design Thinking Approach

Author: Fiona C. Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351697366

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

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Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching is an innovative, user-friendly, practical and theoretical guide for educating sports coaches as mentors. It is the first book to employ design thinking techniques to develop a new approach to mentor education in sports coaching. Providing theoretical grounding in mentoring conversations, design thinking and case study research, the book centres on a series of redesigned mentoring conversations between some of the world’s leading sports coaching experts, coach educators, mentors and mentees. It covers topics such as: supporting novice volunteer coaches’ learning the learning needs of novice volunteer coaches and novice professional coaches professional communities of learning in coaching the impact of coaching behaviours on learning environments autonomy-supportive learning environments coaching children, young people and adults Closing with a critique of the sports coach mentor as design thinker, Learning to Mentor in Sports Coaching is important reading for any upper-level student or researcher working in sports coaching, sports pedagogy or youth sport, and any coach looking to integrate sound mentoring theory into their professional practice.

Sport Marketing

Author: Paul Blakey

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857250922

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This is a highly accessible text that provides detailed coverage of the key concepts, ideas, principles and techniques of sport marketing. It combines clear and concise explanations with applied case studies, supported by clear objectives, learning activities and points for reflection. UK-based examples are used throughout and the book successfully combines both theory and practice. The field of sport marketing is an exciting and fast-moving part of the sports industry that presents new challenges requiring innovative and effective solutions. Engagement with sport marketing therefore equips students with valuable transferable skills necessary for all sport managers of the future.

Sport Sociology

Author: Paul Beedie,Peter Craig

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857255894

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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"A welcome addition for those who teach sports studies... Used as a primer, this book provides readers with excellent introduction to the key sociological concepts, methods, and theories, and, also offers useful examples and contextualised discussions that beginners to the realm of sociology will no doubt appreciate. Beedie has compiled for students a good companion text that could certainly be used in conjunction with more detailed books, and, to guide students through more complex academic texts. Students have certainly appreciated Beedie's efforts to help them apply sociological rigour to analysing their sporting worlds, identities and experiences." - Geoffery Kohe, Worcester University "This should be highly useful for any sports studies students who are encountering the sociology of sport for the first time, even those who have previously studied sociology." - Alison Cain, Hertfordshire University Sociology is central to the study of sport in higher education. This reader-friendly textbook introduces all of the subject’s core themes, such as power, diversity and mediation, and relates them to major contemporary social issues such as commercialisation and globalisation. Special emphasis is given throughout to examples drawn from the UK and to the significance of the 2012 Olympics. Theoretical explanation is fully supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

Adventures in Social Research

Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS Statistics

Author: Earl R. Babbie,Fred S. Halley,William E. Wagner, III,Jeanne Zaino

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452205582

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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Students taking statistics as part of their social science course

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Susan Anne Capel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415363921

Category: Education

Page: 494

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Presents strategies for effective high school teaching, covering such topics as managing classroom behavior, lesson plans, and understanding how students learn.

Adventures in Social Research

Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics

Author: Earl Babbie,William E. Wagner, III,Jeanne Zaino

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148335959X

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Written by esteemed social science research authors Earl R. Babbie, William E. Wagner, and Jeanne Zaino, Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics, Ninth Edition encourages students to practice SPSS as they read about it, providing a practical, hands-on introduction to conceptualization, measurement, and association through active learning. This fully revised workbook will guide students through step-by-step instruction on data analysis using the latest version of SPSS and the most up to date General Social Survey data. Arranged to parallel most introductory research methods texts, this text starts with an introduction to computerized data analysis and the social research process, then takes readers step-by-step through univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analysis using SPSS Statistics. In this revised edition, active and collaborative learning will be emphasized as students engage in a series of practical investigative exercises.

Sports Data Mining

Author: Robert P. Schumaker,Osama K. Solieman,Hsinchun Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441967305

Category: Computers

Page: 138

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Data mining is the process of extracting hidden patterns from data, and it’s commonly used in business, bioinformatics, counter-terrorism, and, increasingly, in professional sports. First popularized in Michael Lewis’ best-selling Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game, it is has become an intrinsic part of all professional sports the world over, from baseball to cricket to soccer. While an industry has developed based on statistical analysis services for any given sport, or even for betting behavior analysis on these sports, no research-level book has considered the subject in any detail until now. Sports Data Mining brings together in one place the state of the art as it concerns an international array of sports: baseball, football, basketball, soccer, greyhound racing are all covered, and the authors (including Hsinchun Chen, one of the most esteemed and well-known experts in data mining in the world) present the latest research, developments, software available, and applications for each sport. They even examine the hidden patterns in gaming and wagering, along with the most common systems for wager analysis.

Small Animal Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Self-Assessment Color Review 2nd Edition

Author: Daniel Lewis,Sorrel J Langley-Hobbs

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224941

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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The practice of small animal orthopedics has advanced considerably in the 15 years since the publication of the first edition of Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Animal Orthopedics. Diagnostic procedures, instrumentation, implant systems, and surgical techniques have evolved and progressed considerably. This second edition of a trusted text keeps pace with the rapidly expanding practice of small animal orthopedics while embracing the developing fields of canine sports medicine and rehabilitative medicine. The newly titled Small Animal Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Self-Assessment Color Review, 2nd Edition is designed to facilitate active learning through a new selection of clinical case scenarios along with integrated questions and answers that help readers develop sound decision-making skills. This illustrative, self-directed educational tool disseminates essential information to veterinary students, interns, and residents in training as well as small animal practitioners with specific interests in orthopedics, canine sports medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. In response to feedback provided by readers of the original text, references have been provided for each question, allowing readers the opportunity to delve more deeply into the topic of focus. The book includes contributions from an international group of clinicians and investigators. Orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, internists, pathologists, neurologists, and anesthetists as well as veterinarians engaged in rehabilitative medicine have provided their diverse expertise and experience to make this text a comprehensive review of the expanding fields relating to small animal orthopedics.

Anthology of Statistics in Sports

Author: Jim Albert,Jay Bennett,James J. Cochran

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898715873

Category: Mathematics

Page: 322

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Sport and statistics collide in this collection of articles (from American Statistical Association publications) on using statistics to analyze sport. Most of the articles will be accessible to readers with a general knowledge of statistics. New material from the editors and other notable contributors introduces each section of the book.

Complete Guide to Sport Education

Author: Daryl L. Siedentop,Peter Hastie,Hans Van Der Mars

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582204

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This new edition of Complete Guide to Sport Education contains everything your students need to get—and keep—children active. Regardless of skill or confidence level, your students will learn how to get children to work together, support each other, and gain competence in sport and fitness skills so that they can stay moving now and throughout their lifetime. The Sport Education model is appropriate for various dance forms and recreational activities such as swimming, weightlifting, and other fitness programs such as aerobic routines and hiking. The text for this groundbreaking Sport Education curricular model has expanded to 12 chapters, is updated throughout, and offers even more practical examples and real-world applications from both elementary and secondary levels: • A new emphasis on using the Sport Education model to help students reach national goals for physical activity, including outside of class time • Review of the findings from more than 50 research studies that examine the efficacies of the Sport Education model • More online teacher resources—including ready-to-use forms, plans, assessments, charts, and handouts A few examples of new resources include a series of team practice cards that teachers and team coaches can use to plan practices, and templates that allow teachers to choose among several game-play performance indicators (techniques and tactics, rules and strategies, fair play, and so on). The resources make it easy for professors to use this text in college methods and curriculum courses. Authors Daryl Siedentop, Peter Hastie, and Hans van der Mars provide a perfect blend of rock-solid theory and practical application for a wealth of games, sports, and fitness activities. Through their Sport Education model, children quickly become involved in all aspects of a sport or activity, learning skills, sportsmanship, and responsibility. The curriculum helps students develop as leaders and as team players. And as they learn to become true players and performers, they become more competent and confident—thus leading to the likelihood that they will continue being active after school, on weekends, and as they grow. This second edition of Complete Guide to Sport Education will help school programs meet national physical activity guidelines and the national physical education standards established by NASPE. It contains everything that future physical education teachers need in order to implement an effective program. With its greater emphasis on activity and fitness, its expanded resources, its relevance and freshness, and its practical approach, Complete Guide to Sport Education, Second Edition, is just what your students need to point children in the direction of healthy, active lifestyles.

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Contemporary Sport Management

Author: Janet B. Parks,Jerome Quarterman,Lucie Thibault

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736063654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 508

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The book should enable aspiring sport managers to define sport management and discuss the scope of opportunties that the industry presents. Discussions on the major challenges confronting the industry are placed in a pyschological, sociological and philosophical context.

Evidence-Based Applied Sport Psychology

A Practitioner's Manual

Author: Roland A. Carlstedt

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826103170

Category: Psychology

Page: 514

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" Sports psychology is a rapidly growing field, with numerous societies, conferences, journals and practitioners. The breadth and quality of scientific research in this field has grown considerably in the past decade, with sophisticated fMRI, EEG, and psychophysiological measures now complementing traditional interventions. How to integrate the voluminous amount of research into day-to-day practice still remains a challenge for most practitioners. Roland A. Carlstedt now sets forth the only book that collects this vast amount of research for the practitioner, educator, and student. Carlstedt presents cutting-edge assessment methods, intervention procedures, and research that are critical for use in evidence-based practice. Practitioners will learn how to work within Carlstedt's integrative model to improve athlete performance and contribute to the advancement of evidence-based applied sport psychology. "