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A Systems Analysis Critique of Sport-Science Research

Scott McLean, Hugo A. Kerhervé, Nicholas Stevens, and Paul M. Salmon

In recent years, scrutiny on sport-science research has intensified from both internal and external sources. 1 , 2 Several debates have arisen concerning methodological and theoretical issues, such as magnitude-based inferences (MBI) 3 and the acute chronic workload ratio (ACWR). 4 For example

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Is There a Global Narrative for Kinesiology?

Doune Macdonald, Ira Jacobs, Ernest Tsung-Min, and Kari Fasting

sport sciences. A similar trajectory can be observed in Australia, New Zealand, and Norway, where the disciplinary terms of “human movement studies” or “exercise and sports sciences” among others are employed as titles for faculties, schools, and undergraduate programs (e.g., Exercise Sciences, Sport

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Strengthening the Practice of Exercise and Sport-Science Research

Israel Halperin, Andrew D. Vigotsky, Carl Foster, and David B. Pyne

Over the passing years, exercise and sport sciences have developed into a large field of study consisting of several disciplines including physiology, biomechanics, psychology, nutrition, performance analysis, motor learning and control, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine. Much like

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Advances in Pediatric Sport Sciences. Volume 3: Biological Issues

Christian W. Zauner

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Business Intelligence: How Sport Scientists Can Support Organization Decision Making in Professional Sport

Patrick Ward, Johann Windt, and Thomas Kempton

Sport science, the application of scientific principles to inform practice, 1 has become increasingly common as professional sporting organizations seek to gain a performance advantage. These organizations increasingly employ sport scientists from varying backgrounds including physiology, strength

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Considerations for the Scientific Support Process and Applications to Case Studies

Alan D. Ruddock, Craig Boyd, Edward M. Winter, and Mayur Ranchordas

from the goal of becoming an Olympic champion or an Olympian might be 8 hours away. • Why do they seek scientific support? • What are their expectations of support? • What support have they had previously? To identify what the athlete thinks of sport sciences and to understand their expectations of

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Sport Science on Women, Women in Sport Science

Iñigo Mujika and Ritva S. Taipale

performed on female athletes: 2 studies were conducted on synchronized swimmers (now called artistic swimmers), 1 on handball players, and 1 on soccer players. By contrast, one of us (R.S.T.) has made a career in sport science by mainly studying women and sex differences in responses and adaptations to

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The Utility of Mixed Models in Sport Science: A Call for Further Adoption in Longitudinal Data Sets

Tim Newans, Phillip Bellinger, Christopher Drovandi, Simon Buxton, and Clare Minahan

pre-average data before running analyses. 18 Therefore, it is reasonable to suggest that mixed models are the most appropriate statistical methodology to analyze longitudinal data sets often acquired by sports scientists. This aligns with previous guidance by Hopkins et al 19 in encouraging sport-science

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Factories, Movies, and Sport Science

Shona L. Halson and David T. Martin

“gold-medal-winning factory.” In an attempt to increase international competitiveness, many countries built their own centralized elite sport centers. 2 East Germany learned from the Soviet Union, and with heavy state funding, exceptional facilities, committed coaching, and sport science support, the

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Moving on in Sport Science

Iñigo Mujika and David B. Pyne

, or dwindling motivation are all factors we recognize in sport. Many of these also apply in occupational, employment, and professional settings, including sport-science practice and research. When the drum of moving on starts to beat louder and longer it’s time for self-reflection and decision making