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38 Cards in this Set

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Movement is biological because

Concerned with atatomical, mechanical, physiological and neural bases of movement

Movement is social because

Concerned with the conyexual influences that impact all forms of human movement

Personal Application

Human movememtn affects everyone

Public Application

-Skills to combat lifestyle related diseases

Professional Application

-Teaching and coaching

-Health and Fitness

-Sport Management


-Kick starts ideas

-Application of knowledge


-Thinking outside the box


-Base level to expand

-Apply properly

-imagination becomes reality

-Application to real life situations

Some common characteristics of Research







-Problems, Methods, Data anaylsis, interpretations, conclusions


Others can evaluate conclussions drawn


Conclussions based on data


data used to establish more general relationship


the research process is recorded and otehrs can repeat or build on that research

Philosophical Worldview

A researches basic set of beliefs about the general orientation of the world and the nature of research

The 4 Worldviews are:






-Based on the notion of a SINGLE TRUTH

-Research should be unbiased and objective

-Associated wit the scientific method and QUANTITATIVE research


-Based on the notion of MULTIPLE REALITIES

-There is a focus on complexity of views



-Based on the notion that research need to be intertwined with politics and political agenda

-There is a focus on action and reform

-Researches work collaborativily with participants



-Research needs to be concerned with "WHAT WORKS" and solutions to problems

-No commitment to a single reality

-Reseachers use whatever methods work best


It is important to understadn research because:

-Career goal in research

-Encourage critical thinking

-Appreciate researchers

Thomas et. al's steps in the scientific method:

1)Developing the problem

2)Formulating a Hypothesis

3) Gathering Data

4) Analyzing and interpreting results

Internal Validity

Extend to which the results can be attributed to the treatments used in the study

External Validity

The generalizability of the results

Quantitative research

-For theory testing, describing status on variables, and looking at relations amoung variables

Three forms of research questions in quantitative research:

1) Comparing groups

-Comparison of male and female self esteem

2) Relating independent and dependent variables

-Relationship between obesity and sport participation

3) Describe responses/ Status on a variable

-Peak bone growth velocity


An objective means of interpreting data

Stats inform about 2 things

1) Reliability

2) Meaningfulness

Central tendency

A single score that best represents all scores for a group of individuals


Most common measure of central tendency


# occuring at the midpoint ( IN ORDER) of the series


Most frequently occuring number


Best estimate of the spread of scores

Qualitative Research

-For exploring and understanding meanings ascribed by individuals or groups

-Done in participants setting

-Researcher is apart of the process

-Flexibility on how research is represented

How to collect qualitative data

1) Documents

2) Audiovisual

3) Observations

4) Interviews

One on One interveiw guide

1) Should start with a grand tour question

2) Interview questions should be:

-open ended (describe, tell me about)

-Clear and singular

3) Recording interviews

-audio recordings then transcribed

-take field notes

Mixed methods research

Combines quantitative and qualitative research forms

Mixed Methods research is likely driven by which philosophical worldview?


The Strenghs of Poetic Transcription

1) Inherent- Researches beyond academia

2) Content- individual voices, multiple interpretations

3) Structural - Sensory activation, Visual barrier reduction