Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation

Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation

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This easy-to-read, user-friendly text explores the full range of basic topics typically covered in research courses in exercise science, kinesiology, and physical education. The book provides the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses; read, assess, interpret, and apply published research; and understand how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and more

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  • Hardback | 332 pages
  • 185.42 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 771.1g
  • Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 56
  • 078177036X
  • 9780781770361
  • 153,076

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Part I Introductory Concepts Chapter 1: Introduction to ResearchChapter 2: Ethics in Human Subject Research Part II Research Writing Chapter 3: Getting Started: Information RetrievalChapter 4: The Research Paper and ProposalChapter 5: Completing the Research Paper: Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and ReferencesChapter 6: Research Writing Part III Statistics Chapter 7: Basic Statistical ConceptsChapter 8: Central Tendency, Variability, and the Normal CurveChapter 9: Probability and Hypothesis TestingChapter 10: Relationships and PredictionsChapter 11: Comparing Mean ScoresChapter 12: Selected Nonparametric Statistics Part IV Measurement and Research Design Chapter 13: Measurement and Data Collection ConceptsChapter 14: Experimental Validity and ControlChapter 15: Experimental Research and DesignsChapter 16: Nonexperimental or Descriptive ResearchChapter 17: Qualitative Research Methods Part V Quality Control and Application of Research Chapter 18: Quality Control in ResearchChapter 19: Assessment and Application of Research Appendix A: Statistics Tables Appendix B: Answers to Statistics Exercises Appendix C: Sample Consent Form and Sample Letters Glossary References and Suggested Readings Indexshow more

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