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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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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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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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Marianne I. Clark and Holly Thorpe

. ( 2017 ). Feminist standpoints and critical realism: The contested materiality of difference in intersectionality and new materialism . Journal of Critical Realism, 16 ( 3 ), 284 – 302 . 10.1080/14767430.2017.1313650 Fotopoulou , A. , & O’Riordan , K. ( 2016 ). Training to self-care: Fitness

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John Lyle

, interdisciplinarity and critical realism . London, UK : Routledge . 10.4324/9781315753232 Pyke , F. (Ed.). ( 1980 ). Towards better coaching . Australian Publishing Service . Quarterman , J. ( 1980 ). An observation system for observing the verbal and non-verbal behaviour emitted by physical educators and

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Stéphanie Turgeon, Kelsey Kendellen, Sara Kramers, Scott Rathwell and Martin Camiré

.g., developmental, motivational) and paradigmatic approaches (e.g., constructionism, pragmatism, critical realism, poststructuralism) can and must be inherently embedded in the future research agenda. Philosophically consistent approaches that possess a logical flow from paradigm, theory, and methodology to methods are needed to

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Pirkko Markula

.g.,  Coole & Frost, 2010 ). The same image of thought has defined what Nick Fox and Pam Alldred ( 2017 ) characterized as the critical sociology of critical realism and Marxism that seeks to “‘explain’ the social in terms of ‘deep’ or underlying structures or mechanisms” (p. 16) sustaining such ideas as the