to study complex problems with interrelated quantitative and qualitative data ( Dawadi et al., 2021 ). This approach highlights an integrated research design perspective where numerous factors may be studied in combination to uncover deep and rich findings as well as potentially strengthen field
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Paul R. Ashbrook, Andrew Gillham, and Douglas Barba
program when it ended. This would appear to be supported by the data from the 6- and 12-month follow-up. There might have also been some limitations regarding the research design and methodology. During the course of any athletic season, factors such as coaching, nutrition, and social support can all
Gordon A. Olafson
Although concern for the lack of empirically based research and for the types of methodologies used continues, few if any sport management articles have quantified the extent of such criticism. Selected volumes of the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Canadian Journal of Applied Sport Sciences, Dissertation Abstracts, Journal of Sport Management, and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport were content analyzed employing 13 dimensions to determine, on a comparative basis, the patterns of research design in organizational studies and sport management research. Based upon this analysis, sport management researchers should explore the variety of methods and analyses evident in the organizational studies literature. The basis for these results and suggestions for change are discussed.
Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko
This paper presents a brief overview of some of the major issues associated with research design in experimental gerontology. The intention is not to provide a comprehensive and detailed guide to experimental design and research methods. Rather, the paper focuses on a more general discussion of several issues associated with the design, implementation, and interpretation of research in an attempt to illustrate why a rudimentary knowledge of these topics is essential for all researchers and practitioners involved in the study of the aging process. Wherever possible, specific examples from the exercise science and applied health literature are selected in order to illustrate the significance of these factors for our field of expertise.
research and practice. In this commentary, I will expand on their recommendations by proposing that exercise scientists should more frequently utilize a specific qualitative research design: case studies. In exercise science, case study designs are mostly used to acquire knowledge about the training
Katherine Sveinson, Larena Hoeber, and Caroline Heffernan
multiple perspectives in research design. In this way, studies can adopt concepts and theories from various disciplines, such as economics, branding, leadership, gender, and race, to critique and create new knowledge in sport management contexts, such as Amara and Henry’s ( 2010 ) use of policy
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going in and not having methods laid out, but engaging the community in an emergent process of research design. And then subsequently, the way it’s written up also looks different. But several things came up along the way that were challenging within that process. Everything from feedback on abstracts