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Qualitatives methods in sports (Spo : Sport, Commerce and Culture - David L;Mason,Daniel Andres

Qualitatives methods in sports (Spo

Sport, Commerce and Culture

Hardcover Published: 9th January 2005
ISBN: 9781859737842
Number Of Pages: 224

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Sport studies is becoming an increasingly popular discipline, but the most effective research methods used to investigate the multi-faceted nature of the empirical sporting world have yet to be identified. This book makes a timely and relevant contribution to a broader methodological project as the first systematic examination and explication of qualitative research methods within sports studies. Bringing together leading experts in the field, Qualitative Methods in Sports Studies assesses a variety of approaches, ranging from social historical, media text, and personal narrative to ethnographic and interview-based qualitative research methodologies. Drawing on the diversity of sport studies literature, contributors outline the major issues and strategies associated with each method and highlight best practice exemplars to follow. What are the future opportunities and avenues for further investigation within sports studies research? What are the true assets of qualitative data collection and analysis?Answering these and countless other questions that are critical for the future of the discipline, this practical research guide is an essential reference tool for students and scholars of sports studies.

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'Essential reading for teachers and students working in the social scientific and humanistic study of sports. The dazzling array of essays in this book cleverly combine to act as both a critique and a guide.' John Bale, Keele University

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Encountering the Field: Sports Studies and Qualitative Researchp. 1
Methodological Contingencies in Sports Studiesp. 21
The Socio-Historical Process in Sports Studiesp. 39
Sporting Ethnography: Philosophy, Methodology and Reflectionp. 65
Interviewing for Case Study Researchp. 104
Qualitative Methods in Sport-Media Studiesp. 139
Sport and the Personal Narrativep. 165
Performed Ethnographyp. 185
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9781859737842
ISBN-10: 1859737846
Series: Sport, Commerce and Culture
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th January 2005
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1