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


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 recreation.

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Preface Acknowledgments Part I Introductory Concepts Chapter 1: Introduction to Research Chapter 2: Ethics in Human Subject Research Part II Research Writing Chapter 3: Getting Started: Information Retrieval Chapter 4: The Research Paper and Proposal Chapter 5: Completing the Research Paper: Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References Chapter 6: Research Writing Part III Statistics Chapter 7: Basic Statistical Concepts Chapter 8: Central Tendency, Variability, and the Normal Curve Chapter 9: Probability and Hypothesis Testing Chapter 10: Relationships and Predictions Chapter 11: Comparing Mean Scores Chapter 12: Selected Nonparametric Statistics Part IV Measurement and Research Design Chapter 13: Measurement and Data Collection Concepts Chapter 14: Experimental Validity and Control Chapter 15: Experimental Research and Designs Chapter 16: Nonexperimental or Descriptive Research Chapter 17: Qualitative Research Methods Part V Quality Control and Application of Research Chapter 18: Quality Control in Research Chapter 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 Index

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