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Chapter 5: The Range of Research Methods. The Range (Fig. 5.1). A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide . London: R outledge. Qualitative methods (Fig. 5.2).

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Chapter 5:

The Range of Research Methods


The Range (Fig. 5.1)

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Qualitative methods (Fig. 5.2)

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Qualitative methods contd

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Qualitative methods contd

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Qualitative methods contd

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Questionnaire-based surveys

  • Two forms:

    • interview format: interviewer reads out questions from questionnaire

    • respondent-completion format – respondent reads and completes the questionnaire

  • NB: ‘Interviews’ can be:

    • questionnaire-based or

    • in-depth/informal, check-list-based (see qual. above)

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Types of questionnaire-based survey (Fig. 5.3)

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Types of questionnaire-based survey (Contd)

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Types of questionnaire-based survey (Fig. 5.3)

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Subsidiary/cross-cutting techniques (Fig. 5.4)


Subsidiary/cross-cutting contd

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Subsidiary/cross-cutting contd

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Psychographic/lifestyle categories (Fig. 5.7)

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Subsidiary/cross-cutting contd

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Subsidiary/cross-cutting contd

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


Choosing methods

  • Considerations (Fig. 5.11)

  • The research question or hypothesis

  • Previous research

  • Data availability/access

  • Resources

  • Time

  • Validity, reliability, trustworthiness

  • Generalisability

  • Ethics

  • Uses/users of the findings

A. J. Veal & S. Darcy (2014) Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management: A practical guide. London: Routledge


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