Lee Nelson*, Ryan Groom, Paul Potrac

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This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explains a teaching tool for research methods courses on undergraduate and postgraduate coaching programs, as well as being a resource for more developed coaching researchers. It explores: helping coaching students to appreciate the importance of developing an understanding of this area; introducing key topics, issues, and concepts in a discipline-specific way; encouraging coaching researchers to give greater consideration towards research methods. The book seeks to introduce readers to a range of philosophical stances, quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis, as well as forms of representation and dissemination. It addresses a number of issues that we believe that coaching researchers may wish to contemplate during the initial phase of a research project. The book focuses on the quantitative investigation of coaching.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods in Sports Coaching
EditorsLee Nelson, Ryan Groom, Paul Potrac
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780203797549
ISBN (Print)9780415626804
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


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