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Conducting & Reading Research in KinesiologyAuthors: Ted A. Baumgartner, Larry D Hensley, Weimo Zhu, Pamela Hodges Kulinna
Thoroughly revised and streamlined, Conducting and Reading Research in Kinesiology, Sixth Edition instructs readers on how to conduct their own research and how to read—with understanding—the research that others in the field have done. Beginning with an overview of the types of research, the Sixth Edition discusses the steps involved in conducting research, analysing data, and concludes with a section on writing research proposals and reports.
Using a practical and reader-friendly format, this comprehensive text incorporates numerous examples of the application of various research methods and techniques to increase students’ grasp of the research process. The Sixth Edition helps readers develop an appreciation for research and an understanding of how different types of research are conducted so they will become valuable consumers and readers of the research of others.
Features and Benefits
A new Chapter 6, Epidemiological Research, focuses on the latest research in this growing area of study
A new Chapter 16, Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis and Interpretations, reflects new developments in this area
Data analysis discussions in Part Three have been updated to match the latest statistical software
Examples now focus on research across the many areas of kinesiology, ranging from teaching to clinical settings.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 The Nature, Purpose, and Overall Process of Research
Chapter 2 Descriptive Research
Chapter 3 Experimental Research
Chapter 4 Qualitative Research
Chapter 5 Historical Research and Action Research
Chapter 6 Epidemiologic Research
Chapter 7 Understanding the Research Process
Chapter 8 Reviewing the Literature
Chapter 9 Reading, Evaluating and Summarizing Research Reports
Chapter 10 Developing the Research Plan and Grant Application
Chapter 11 Ethical Concerns in Research
Chapter 12 Identifying, Recruiting and Selecting Research Participants
Chapter 13 Measurement in Research
Chapter 14 Descriptive Data Analysis
Chapter 15 Inferential Data Analysis
Chapter 16 Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis and Interpretations
Chapter 17 Developing the Research Proposal
Chapter 18 Writing the Research Report