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Developing the Research Problem. KNES 510 Research Methods in Kinesiology. Finding a Topic. Be aware of research being done in your department by the research faculty (website) Be alert for controversial issues in your area of interest Read a review paper

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developing the research problem

Developing the Research Problem

KNES 510

Research Methods in Kinesiology

finding a topic
Finding a Topic
  • Be aware of research being done in your department by the research faculty (website)
  • Be alert for controversial issues in your area of interest
  • Read a review paper
    • primary source – firsthand source of data in research; the original study
    • secondary source – source of data in research in which an author has evaluated and summarized previous research
criteria in selecting a research problem
Criteria in Selecting aResearch Problem
  • Is the problem in the realm of research?
  • Does it interest you?
  • Is it worthwhile?
  • Is it feasible?
  • Is it timely?
  • Can you attack the problem without prejudice?
  • Are you prepared in the techniques to address the problem?
purposes of the literature review
Purposes of the Literature Review
  • Identify the problem
  • Develop the hypotheses
  • Develop the methods
steps in the literature search
Steps in the Literature Search
  • Write the problem statement
  • Consult secondary sources
    • Encyclopedias
    • Research reviews
  • Determine descriptors (CV)
  • Find primary sources using
    • Indexes and bibliographies
    • Computer searches
  • Read and record the literature
  • Write the literature review
step 1 the problem statement
Step 1 – The Problem Statement
  • Specify the research question you are asking
  • Be complete but concise
step 2 consult secondary sources
Step 2 – Consult Secondary Sources
  • This step is necessary only if you have very limited knowledge of your subject
    • Encyclopedias – Dated info but provides basic terms, appropriate journals, etc.
    • Research reviews – written by experts, summarizes current research, provides suggestions for future research
step 3 determine descriptors
Step 3 – Determine Descriptors
  • Critical Variables
  • Terms to help locate sources
  • Too broad – too many results
  • Too narrow – too few results
where do i look
Where do I Look?
  • Textbook
  • Recent articles are best (search reference lists)
  • Internet
  • PubMed (Medline)
  • CSUF Library
    • Research and information services
    • Online databases
    • CINAHL
    • SPORTDiscus
how do i look
How do I Look?
  • Peer reviewed journals
  • No popular magazines
  • Keywords (and, or, “”)
  • Authors
  • Ideas
  • Professional meetings
    • Posters, orals and symposia
step 4 find primary sources
Step 4 – Find Primary Sources
  • See example using CSUF library website via portal
search the lit cont
Search the Lit cont…
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi
step 6 write the literature review
Step 6 – Write theLiterature Review
  • Three components:
    • Introduction (1-2 pages)
    • Body (10-15 pages)
    • Summary and Conclusion (1 page)
citing your references
Citing Your References
  • For this class, use either American Psychological Association (APA) 5th edition guidelines or AMA journal style (talk to your chair)
  • Example:

Khamoui AV, Brown LE, Nguyen D, Uribe BP, Coburn JW, Noffal, GJ, Tran TT. Relationship between force-time and velocity-time characteristics of dynamic and isometric muscle actions. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25(1):198-204, 2011.

reference list
Reference List
  • Entries should be arranged in alphabetical order by authors\' last names.
  • Write out the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work.
  • Capitalize only the first word of a title or subtitle, and any proper names that are part of a title.

1. Celes R, Brown LE, Pereira MCC, Schwartz FP, Junior VAR, Bottaro M. Gender muscle recovery during isokinetic exercise. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 31(12):886-889, 2010.

2. Khamoui AV, Brown LE, Nguyen D, Uribe BP, Coburn JW, Noffal, GJ, Tran TT. Relationship between force-time and velocity-time characteristics of dynamic and isometric muscle actions. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25(1):198-204, 2011.

information for authors
Information for Authors
  • http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Pages/InstructionsforAuthors.aspx
next class
Next Class
  • Chapter 18
  • No abstract due
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