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This comprehensive textbook is a user-friendly, practical and theoretical guide to research suitable for any student, teacher or coach working in physical education, youth sport and related areas. The first research methods book to focus entirely on PE and youth sport, it guides the reader through the research process, from first steps to completion of a dissertation or practice-based project, and introduces key topics such as:Formulating a research questionQualitative approachesQuantitative approachesMixed method researchLiterature reviewCase studiesSurvey, interviews and focus groupsData analysisWriting the dissertationEach chapter includes a full range of useful pedagogical features, including chapter summaries, practical activities, case studies, dialogues with active researchers and guidance on further reading and resources, while an appendix includes further useful material, such as a checklist for quality research and a guide to referencing. With contributions from some of the world's best-known researchers in PE and youth sport, this book is indispensible reading for all students and professionals working in physical education, youth sport, sports coaching and related subjects.