9780072972900

Conducting And Reading Research In Health and Human Performance

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072972900

  • ISBN10:

    0072972904

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/20/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Designed for the first course in research methods, this text shows students how to conduct and read research, design research tools, and evaluate results in health, kinesiology, exercise science, recreation, dance, and all other areas of human performance--providing comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Table of Contents

Part I The Research Process

1 The Nature and Purpose of Research

2 The Research Problem

3 Searching the Literature

4 Developing the Research Plan

5 Ethical Concerns in Research

6 Selection of Research Participants: Sampling Procedures

7 Reading and Evaluating Research Reports

Part II Types of Research

8 Experimental Research

9 Descriptive Research

10 Qualitative Research

11 Meta-Analysis

12 Additional Research Approaches

Part III Data Analysis

13 Descriptive Data Analysis

14 Inferential Data Analysis

15 Measurement in Research

Part IV The Research Report

16 Developing the Research Proposal

17 Writing the Research Report

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