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Adam J. Nichol, Edward T. Hall, Will Vickery, and Philip R. Hayes

within the review process; something, it has been argued, critical realism is well positioned to facilitate, and, in some respects, to reconcile ( North, 2017 ). Data analysis was carried out by the first author drawing on concepts of thematic and content analysis as well as conceptual comparison from

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Paul Garner, Jennifer Turnnidge, Will Roberts, and Jean Côté

adopted a critical realist perspective that legitimizes a synergy between ontological realism and epistemological relativism ( Bhaskar, 2010 ). Critical realism allows an occupation of the middle ground between the dominant paradigms of traditional research, promoting what Grix ( 2010 ) described as an

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Jordan D. Herbison, Terry W. Cowan, Luc J. Martin, Zach Root, and Mark W. Bruner

introduction to critical realism in the social sciences. London, UK : Routledge . Dorsch , T.E. , Smith , A.L. , Wilson , S.R. , & McDonough , M.H. ( 2015 ). Parent goals and verbal sideline behaviour in organized youth sport . Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 4 ( 1 ), 19 – 35 . doi

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Lea-Cathrin Dohme, Alexandra J. Rankin-Wright, and Sergio Lara-Bercial

part of a large-scale evaluation of a tailored CED programme for high school coaches in the Philippines. Theoretical Framework The study was underpinned by a Realist Evaluation (RE) approach ( Pawson & Tilley, 1997 ; Pawson, 2013 ). RE is informed by critical realism ( Bhaskar, 1998 ) and strives to

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Urska Arnautovska, Frances O’Callaghan, and Kyra Hamilton

position) and the reality of their personal and social influences (realist position), as in the case of critical realism. The purpose of the current study was to explore older adults’ views and experiences of PA participation, with a specific focus on the perceived sociocognitive and motivational

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Adam J. Nichol, Philip R. Hayes, Will Vickery, Emma Boocock, Paul Potrac, and Edward T. Hall

the relations (i.e., commitments between people), which form the “whole” (i.e., norm circle), we would ignore the existence and causal power of the whole itself; something Elder-Vass refers to as the “redescription principle” ( Elder-Vass, 2010 ). Consistent with a key tenet of critical realism

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Zoë A. Poucher, Katherine A. Tamminen, and Gretchen Kerr

supporting elite female athletes? (b) How do elite adult female athletes experience the receipt of support before and during the Olympic Games? Method This study adopted a qualitative approach from a critical realist perspective ( Lincoln, Lynham, & Guba, 2011 ). Critical realism assumes that an objective

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David Morley, Andrew Miller, James Rudd, Johann Issartel, Jackie Goodway, Donna O’Connor, Stephen Harvey, Paul Ogilvie, and Thomas van Rossum

, interdisciplinarity and critical realism . Oxford, UK : Taylor & Francis Group . 10.4324/9781315753232 Patton , M.Q. ( 1990 ). Qualitative evaluation and research methods . London, UK : Sage Publications . Rabinovich , M. , & Kacen , L. ( 2010 ). Advanced relationships between categories analysis as a

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Liam McCarthy, Ashley Allanson, and John Stoszkowski

). Sport coaching research and practice: Ontology, interdisciplinarity and critical realism . Oxon, UK :  Taylor & Francis Group . 10.4324/9781315753232 Paquette , K. , & Trudel , P. ( 2018 ). The evolution and learner-centered status of a coach education program . International Sport Coaching

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John Lyle

, interdisciplinarity and critical realism . London, UK : Routledge . 10.4324/9781315753232 Rescher , N. ( 2012 ). Pragmatism: The Restoration of its scientific roots . London, UK : Routledge . Rylander , P. ( 2016 ). Coaches’ bases of power and coaching effectiveness in team sports . International Sport