Study Skills for Sports Studies

Author: Tara Magdalinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136289135

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Starting university can be a daunting prospect, as students come to grips with new ways of working, learning and thinking. Studying sport at university poses particular challenges, with students often engaged in playing or coaching sport alongside their studies and having unconventional working patterns. Study Skills for Sport Studies is the only complete guide to degree-level study to be written specifically for students on sport-related courses, outlining the core academic competencies needed to succeed at university. The textbook offers tips and techniques for all aspects of higher education, including time management, critical thinking, academic research and writing, e-learning, presentations, group work and exams. The practical processes are supported by sports-related examples, and each chapter ends with useful exercises to test your skills as well as reflect on your prior learning experiences. Designed as either a self-paced text or a companion to an introductory class, Study Skills for Sports Studies demystifies the academic skills needed to succeed and helps you make the most of your time at university.

Sport Studies

Author: Barbara Bell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458172

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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"A comprehensive, useful and informative practical book that draws from a range of disciplines. In particular, the learning activities provides some useful group and reflective discussions." - Heather Allison, London Metropolitan University "This book supports our year undergraduate students. The case studies and links with UK programmes provides relevant information to discuss and investigate. Easily accessible." - Emerick Kaitell, Roehampton University This is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for students on sport studies courses. It brings together perspectives drawn from a range of disciplines, especially sociology, history and philosophy, with detailed information on the key political, legal, economic and vocational issues relating to sport. Written specifically for students based in the UK, the text examines the full range of topics relevant to sport studies and is fully supported with learning activities, suggestions for further study, and guidance on how to progress and succeed in the subject.

Sport History in the Digital Era

Author: Gary Osmond,Murray G Phillips

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096894

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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From statistical databases to story archives, from fan sites to the real-time reactions of Twitter-empowered athletes, the digital communication revolution has changed the way fans relate to LeBron's latest triple double or Tom Brady's last second touchdown pass. In this volume, contributors from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States analyze the parallel transformation in the field of sport history, showing the ways powerful digital tools raise vital philosophical, epistemological, ontological, methodological, and ethical questions for scholars and students alike. Chapters consider how philosophical and theoretical understandings of the meaning of history influence engagement with digital history, and conceptualize the relationship between history making and the digital era. As the writers show, digital media's mostly untapped potential for studying the recent past via media like blogs, chat rooms, and gambling sites forge a symbiosis between sports and the internet while offering historians new vistas to explore and utilize. In this new era, digital history becomes a dynamic site of enquiry and discussion where scholars enter into a give-and-take with individuals and invite their audience to grapple with, rather than passively absorb, evidence. Timely and provocative, Sport History in the Digital Era affirms how the information revolution has transformed sport and sport history--and shows the road ahead. Contributors include Douglas Booth, Mike Cronin, Martin Johnes, Matthew Klugman, Geoffery Z. Kohe, Tara Magdalinski, Fiona McLachlan, Bob Nicholson, Rebecca Olive, Gary Osmond, Murray G. Phillips, Stephen Robertson, Synthia Sydnor, Holly Thorpe, and Wayne Wilson.

Practical Skills in Sport and Exercise Science

Author: Peter Reaburn,Ben Dascombe,Rob Reed,Jonathan Weyers,Allan Jones

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1408203804

Category: Science

Page: 432

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If you are studying exercise and sports science, or a related course, then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout your entire degree programme. This ‘one-stop’ text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in the wider transferable skills such as teamwork, using information technology, communicating information and study skills. Practical Skills in Exercise and Sports Science provides an easy-to-read guide to help you develop the skills you need to succeed. It explains the essential elements of practical techniques and procedures in a step-by-step manner to help you understand their application in the context of exercise and sports science. This text’s unique and comprehensive coverage includes: general advice on practical work; measuring techniques; field tests; statistical techniques; analysis and presentation of data; and study skills.

Research Methods for Sport Studies

Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415268776

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This textbook is essential reading for those undertaking research into sport from a social science or management approach, either as part of an academic course, or for those employed within sport-related industries. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process, from the concept stage through to the presentation of results. Throughout the book, the research methodology is brought to life through the use of relevant case studies and examples.

Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies

Author: Roger Bartlett,Chris Gratton,Christer G. Rolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135223874

Category: Medical

Page: 1562

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Now available in paperback, the Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies is the most authoritative and comprehensive single-volume reference work ever published on sport. With over one million words of text arranged into more than 1000 entries and articles, it covers the full range of sub-disciplines within sports studies; including scientific, social scientific and medical approaches. The encyclopedia is alphabetically organized and consists of: principal articles covering key disciplinary areas, such as sports economics and sports history large topical entries on central subjects such as resistance training and the diagnosis of sports injuries smaller topical entries on subjects such as cross training and projectile motion short overviews of other important terms and concepts, from metabolism and motivation to muscle tension-length relationship. With over 150 contributing authors from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong and continental Europe, the Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies is an unparalleled work of sports scholarship. Accessibly written, facts-fronted and including full cross-referencing and guides to further reading throughout, this is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any student, researcher, teacher or professional working in sport.

Children, Young People and Sport

Studies on Experience and Meaning

Author: Richard L. Light

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443895563

Category: Education

Page: 250

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This book redresses a pressing need for us to understand the motivations of children and young people in playing sport, what it means to them, and how it fits into their everyday lives. It is research-heavy, with each chapter presenting the results of a different study conducted on children’s and young people’s participation in sport across a diverse range of ages, settings and sports from a humanistic perspective. Well-written and accessible, it captures the texture, nuances and meanings of participation in different sports in Australia, France, Japan and New Zealand in order to situate learning and the nature of children’s experiences within their social and cultural contexts. It provides valuable insights into the subjective nature of children and young people’s participation in sport, and should be read by anyone interested in children’s and youth sport, from academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students to coaches, teachers, parents and youth sport administrators.

Research Methods for Sports Studies

Third Edition

Author: Ian Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317749898

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Research Methods for Sports Studies is a comprehensive, engaging and practical textbook that provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. Leading the reader step-by-step through the entire research process, from identifying a research question and collecting and analyzing data to writing the research report, it is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, the book includes completely new chapters on using social media and conducting on-line research, as well as expanded coverage of key topics such as conducting a literature review, making the most of statistics, research ethics and presenting research. Research Methods for Sports Studies is designed to be a complete and self-contained companion to any research methods course and contains a wealth of useful features, such as highlighted definitions of key terms, revision questions and practical research exercises. An expanded companion website offers additional material for students and instructors, including web links, multiple choice revision questions, an interactive glossary, PowerPoint slides and additional learning activities for use in and out of class. This is an essential read for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies in sport, exercise and related fields.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446265056

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

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Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

(K)ein Gespür für Zahlen

So bekommt man den Durchblick in Mathe

Author: Barbara Oakley

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864157811

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Mathematik versteht man oder eben nicht. Der eine ist dafür natürlich begabt, dem anderen bleibt dieses Fach für immer ein Rätsel. Stimmt nicht, sagt nun Barbara Oakley und zeigt mit ihrem Buch, dass wirklich jeder ein Gespür für Zahlen hat. Mathematik braucht nämlich nicht nur analytisches Denken, sondern auch den kreativen Geist. Denn noch mehr als um Formeln geht es um die Freiheit, einen der vielen möglichen Lösungsansätze zu finden. Der Weg ist das Ziel. Und wie man zum richtigen Ergebnis kommt, ist eine Kunst, die man entwickeln, entdecken und in sich wecken kann. Die Autorin vermittelt eine Vielfalt an Techniken und Werkzeugen, die das Verständnis von Mathematik und Naturwissenschaft grundlegend verbessern. (K)ein Gespür für Zahlen nimmt Ihnen — vor allem wenn Sie sich in Schule, Uni oder Beruf mathematisch oder naturwissenschaftlich beweisen müssen — nicht nur die Grundangst, sondern stärkt Ihren Mut, Ihren mathematischen Fähigkeiten zu vertrauen. So macht Mathe Spaß!

Advanced Studies in Physical Education and Sport

Author: Paul Beashel,John Alderson

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174482345

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 443

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" ... Written for students following advanced level courses in PE and Sport Studies from the AEB or Cambridge examining bodies. It also provides a sound introduction to the subjects for students following degree or similar level courses in Higer Education"--Back cover.

Neues Lernen

Warum Faulheit und Ablenkung dabei helfen

Author: Benedict Carey

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644042918

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Die Wissenschaft hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten vieles über den Haufen geworfen, was wir darüber zu wissen glaubten, wie das Gehirn Informationen aufnimmt und verarbeitet. Fest steht: Wir lernen von Geburt an schnell, effizient und automatisch. Weil wir diesen Vorgang unbedingt systematisieren wollen, betrachten wir Vergessen, Schlafen und Tagträumen als hinderlich. Dabei sind sie wertvolle Hilfsmittel, die den Eigenarten unseres Gehirns Rechnung tragen. Benedict Carey erklärt, mit welchen Methoden wir uns Stoffe leichter einprägen und unser problemlösendes Denken verbessern können und wie wir die Potenziale des Unbewussten möglichst effizient nutzen – lernen, ohne nachzudenken. Nebenbei erfahren wir, dass Ablenkung zu Unrecht verteufelt wird, Wiederholung keineswegs immer weiterhilft und es sinnvoll ist, sich zu Themen testen zu lassen, über die man noch gar nichts weiß. Ein äußerst unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch voller überraschender Erkenntnisse, das zeigt: Lernen muss keine Qual sein.

Research Methods in Sport Studies and Sport Management

A Practical Guide

Author: A.J. Veal,Simon Darcy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691156

Category:

Page: 616

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Research can be a challenging but rewarding activity. All degree-level students studying sport, and all effective professionals working in the sport sector need to have a sound understanding of research methods and how to critically interpret research findings. This broad-ranging, in-depth and practical textbook introduces research methods for students on sport-related degree courses, outlining the knowledge and practical skills needed to undertake meaningful research and to become a knowledgeable consumer of the research of others. The book explores every element of the research process, from the fundamental ‘what, why and who?’ questions, through research plans, literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and data analysis, to the communication of research results. It offers a critical appraisal of alternative methods, including mixed methods, as well as clear guidance on how to use each particular method. Every chapter contains test questions and practical exercises, detailed case studies, a clear chapter summary and extensive guides to further sport-related study resources, to enable students to check their understanding and develop, extend and apply their practical skills. Step-by-step introductions to the use of the key statistical packages Excel, SPSS and NVivo in sport research are included. On-line support materials include some 400 PowerPoint slides and copies of data-sets used in the book. With deeper and broader coverage than any other sport-related research methods textbook, and a clear focus on ‘how to do it’, Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management is an essential companion for any sport-related degree course.

BTEC Level 3 National Sport Study Guide

Author: Jennifer Stafford-Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846906596

Category: Physical education and training

Page: 112

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Study Skills Guide Your study Skills Guide is designed to help you develop the skills you need to successfully complete your BTEC National course. It will help you to: Understand the best way for you to learn Cope with assessments Manage your time Get the most from your work experience Work in a team Use resources Find, organise and interpret your information Make a presentation Get the most out of your BTEC With plenty of activities and case studies to improve your understanding, your Study Skills Guide will be a valuable companion as you work through the course. Includes: A full sample assignment with advice on how you can improve your grade Lots of easily-digestible tips and ideas to help you on your way Write-in skills building section where you can practice essential personal, learning and thinking skills and functional skills

Study Skills For Business And Management Students

Author: Allan, Barbara

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335228542

Category: Education

Page: 227

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This concise text which contextualises study skills within the specific discipline of management helps students to understand the structure and nature of management, academic practices and their relevance to the workplace, and also the importance of reflective practice.

Studies in Perception and Action VI

Author: Gregory A. Burton,Richard C. Schmidt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135641501

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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This book is the sixth volume in the "Studies in Perception and Action" series and contains a collection of posters presented at the Eleventh International Conference on Perception and Action. The series provides a written record of the research presented at the poster sessions to help spur dialog among researchers at the conference and to provide a reference source afterward. Each volume presents new research, almost always at the cutting edge of the discipline, and gives a special place to younger scientists whose work contains the seeds which will determine the future growth and direction of the discipline. Studies in Perception and Action VI offers the reader not just a cross-section of leading research at a given point in time, but a mini-history of ecological psychology and its development.

Study Skills for Geography Students: A Practical Guide 2nd Edition

Author: Pauline E Kneale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134641907

Category: Science

Page: 300

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There are moments in nearly everyone's degree when one has to do something - lead a seminar, go on a fieldtrip, cite references, think through arguments - but how to do it or what to expect is unclear. Studying at university requires a slightly different approach to studying at school and if you are uncertain about what is required, this is the book for you. Packed with practical hints, study tips, short cuts and examples, this book is designed to help you throughout your degree. Designed for all geography students, this guide delves into coping with conflicting time commitments, constructing essays, presentations with posters and in class, managing different styles of assessment, dissertations, tutorial activities, discussion and debate, and much, much more. Updated and revised throughout, this new edition contains a new chapter on Careers and CVs, showing how geography can help you develop skills of use to future employers.

The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook

Author: Moore, Sarah,Neville, Colin,Murphy, Maura

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335234429

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Covering all the core skills you will need to help you make the most of your university course, The Ultimate Study Skills Handbook is your key to success This is the handbook of techniques, tips and exercises that will help improve your grades, save you time and hone the skills that will make you stand out to prospective employers. This practical book has help for the key areas of your student life: Working out the best way for you to learn Developing reading and writing techniques Doing your research Writing up your findings Presenting your work Joining a team project Fitting in work and play Revising for exams Improving your critical thinking skills Managing your time E-learning skills And there is also an online learning centre full of advice and downloads. To make the most of university, you need to be asking the right questions and finding the right answers. This book will lead you to both.