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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-09-28
  • Publisher: LWW

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This easy-to-read, user-friendly text is ideal for professionals in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation. The 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 recreation. The goal is prepare Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation students to be effective producers and consumers of research.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. v
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductory Conceptsp. 1
Introduction to Researchp. 3
Ethics in Human Subject Researchp. 17
Research Writingp. 25
Getting Started: Information Retrievalp. 27
The Research Paper and Proposalp. 35
Completing the Research Paper: Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and Referencesp. 48
Research Writingp. 57
Statisticsp. 71
Basic Statistical Conceptsp. 73
Central Tendency, Variability, and the Normal Curvep. 85
Probability and Hypothesis Testingp. 102
Relationships and Predictionsp. 121
Comparing Mean Scoresp. 145
Selected Nonparametric Statisticsp. 170
Measurement and Research Designp. 185
Measurement and Data Collection Conceptsp. 187
Experimental Validity and Controlp. 201
Experimental Research and Designsp. 216
Nonexperimental or Descriptive Researchp. 229
Qualitative Research Methodsp. 245
Quality Control and Application of Researchp. 257
Quality Control in Researchp. 259
Assessment and Application of Researchp. 268
Statistics Tablesp. 291
Answers to Statistics Exercisesp. 301
Sample Consent Form and Sample Lettersp. 305
Glossaryp. 311
References and Selected Readingsp. 317
Indexp. 319
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