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Risto Marttinen, Dillon Landi, Dario Novak and Stephen Silverman

into the next era of RT-PE. Furthermore, although it is uncomfortable for us to critique our field, we believe that the methodological concerns we highlighted may lead to greater reflection to augment research quality and certainly to augment methodological reporting. Such reflection could occur at the

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

, with several new studies having been published since Camiré ( 2014 ) conducted a review of youth development in North American high school sport. However, as Camiré ( 2014 ) identified in this body of evidence, problems with research quality remain, given that most studies have been cross-sectional in

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Peter Olusoga, Marte Bentzen and Goran Kentta

a range of methods and measures. The overall strengths and limitations of the research are discussed. Research Quality Despite the ongoing experience of burnout, our review found that the vast majority of authors exploring coach burnout did so using quantitative, cross-sectional designs. While these

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Greg Reid, John M. Dunn and James McClements

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidelines to facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities as subjects in research. Practical suggestions and ethical issues are discussed. The guidelines are separated into components of the research process: (a) locating and selecting subjects, (b) communicating with caregivers and association personnel, (c) obtaining informed consent, (d) preparing subjects for participation in research, and (e) reporting research results. The guidelines ensure treatment of subjects with dignity and improve research quality.

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Rozalia Kouvelioti and George Vagenas

The assessment of dietary attitudes and behaviors provides information of interest to sports nutritionists. Although there has been little analysis of the quality of research undertaken in this field, there is evidence of a number of flaws and methodological concerns in some of the studies in the available literature. This review undertook a systematic assessment of the attributes of research assessing the nutritional knowledge and attitudes of athletes and coaches. Sixty questionnaire-based studies were identified by a search of official databases using specific key terms with subsequent analysis by certain inclusion–exclusion criteria. These studies were then analyzed using 33 research quality criteria related to the methods, questionnaires, and statistics used. We found that many studies did not provide information on critical issues such as research hypotheses (92%), the gaining of ethics approval (50%) or informed consent (35%), or acknowledgment of limitations in the implementation of studies or interpretation of data (72%). Many of the samples were nonprobabilistic (85%) and rather small (42%). Many questionnaires were of unknown origin (30%), validity (72%), and reliability (70%) and resulted in low (≤ 60%) response rates (38%). Pilot testing was not undertaken in 67% of the studies. Few studies dealt with sample size (2%), power (3%), assumptions (7%), confidence intervals (3%), or effect sizes (3%). Improving some of these problems and deficits may enhance future research in this field.

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Shona L. Halson, Alan G. Hahn and Aaron J. Coutts

-management systems and gold-standard research-quality data-curation procedures (ie, naming conventions, data integration, security, etc) be followed. Data collected by scientists in the field are important to the wider sport-science community, particularly as they are often derived from case studies on truly

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Duane Knudson

to organization standards. The evaluation of the quality of a colleague’s research achievements and the overall contribution of his or her line of inquiry to the field, however, is often less clear. According to Belter ( 2015 ), the difficulty of evaluating research quality has only increased

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Ang Chen

graduation. I have learned from Cathy in these years that high-quality research relies on the implementation of the chosen methods in a systematic way. We need to follow these systems no matter how tedious they may be. To maintain high research quality and make sure we do not overlook or deviate from our

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Lauren Handler, Emily M. Tennant, Guy Faulkner and Amy E. Latimer-Cheung

leads (L. Handler and A.E. Latimer-Cheung) have worked extensively in an adapted physical activity context. Our realities and perspectives of disability differed from those of our participants. As outlined in the Considerations of Research Quality section, in appreciation of these differences, our

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Philippa M. Dall, Dawn A. Skelton, Manon L. Dontje, Elaine H. Coulter, Sally Stewart, Simon R. Cox, Richard J. Shaw, Iva Čukić, Claire F. Fitzsimons, Carolyn A. Greig, Malcolm H. Granat, Geoff Der, Ian J. Deary, Sebastien F.M. Chastin and On behalf of the Seniors USP Team

single experienced researcher, with complicated cases resolved through discussion with a second researcher. Quality assurance of downloaded data was conducted with certainty that the monitor had been worn, reducing the need to make assumptions about participant behavior (e.g., extended periods of sitting