|aResearch methods in physical activity / |cJerry R. Thomas, Jack K. Nelson, Stephen J. Silverman.
|aChampaign, IL : |bHuman Kinetics, |cc2011.
|axiii, 457 p. : |bill. (some col.) ; |c29 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 445-456) and indexes.
|aIntroduction to research in physical activity -- Developing the problem and using the literature -- Presenting the problem -- Formulating the method -- Ethical issues in research and scholarship -- Becoming acquainted with statistical concepts -- Statistical issues in research planning and evaluation -- Relationships among variables -- Differences among groups -- Nonparametric techniques -- Measuring research variables -- Historical research in physical activity -- Philosophic research in physical activity -- Research synthesis (meta-analysis) -- Surveys -- Other descriptive research methods -- Physical activity epidemiology research -- Experimental and quasi-experimental research -- Qualitative research -- Mixed-methods research -- Completing the research process -- Ways of reporting research.
|aThis new edition covers a broader variety of disciplines including exercise science, kinesiology, movement studies, physical education, sport science and sport studies.