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This comprehensive, accessible and practical textbook provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. The book offers the reader a step-by-step guide to the research process, from designing a research project, to collecting and analyzing data, to reporting the research, and is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book covers key topics such as:choosing an appropriate research designundertaking a literature reviewkey research techniques, including questionnaires, interviews, content analysis and ethnographic studiesdata analysis, including an introduction to SPSS, as well as guides to descriptive and inferential statisticswriting a research reportethical issues in sports research.Research Methods in Sports Studies is designed to be a complete and self-contained companion to any research methods course and contains a wealth of useful features, such as highlighted definitions of key terms, revision questions, practical research exercises, and a companion website with web links, multiple choice questions, powerpoint slides, and other learning resources. The book is also an invaluable reference for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies.Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415493932