Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation (Book, 2008) [Alabama State University Library]
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Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation

Author: Kris E Berg; Richard Wayne Latin
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book explores a full range of basic topics typically covered in research classes, providing the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses, read and understand published research, and understand how to conduct basic studies. The goal is to prepare you to be effective producers and consumers of research, and thus enhance the growth of both your career and your profession.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kris E Berg; Richard Wayne Latin
ISBN: 9780781770361 078177036X
OCLC Number: 145014788
Description: xvii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to research --
Ethics in human subject research --
Getting started: information retrieval --
The research paper and proposal --
Completing the research paper: results, discussion, conclusion, and references --
Research writing --
Basic statistical concepts --
Central tendency, variability, and the normal curve --
Probability and hypothesis testing --
Relationships and predictions --
Comparing mean scores --
Selected nonparametric statistics --
Measurement and data collection concepts --
Experimental validity and control --
Experimental research and designs --
Nonexperimental or descriptive research --
Qualitative research methods --
Quality control in research --
Assessment and application of research.
Responsibility: Kris E. Berg, Richard W. Latin.

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