Research Methods for Sports Studies

Third Edition

Author: Ian Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317749898

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Research Methods for Sports Studies is a comprehensive, engaging and practical textbook that provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. Leading the reader step-by-step through the entire research process, from identifying a research question and collecting and analyzing data to writing the research report, it is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world. Now in a fully revised, updated and expanded third edition, the book includes completely new chapters on using social media and conducting on-line research, as well as expanded coverage of key topics such as conducting a literature review, making the most of statistics, research ethics and presenting research. Research Methods for 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 and practical research exercises. An expanded companion website offers additional material for students and instructors, including web links, multiple choice revision questions, an interactive glossary, PowerPoint slides and additional learning activities for use in and out of class. This is an essential read for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies in sport, exercise and related fields.

The Youth Olympic Games

Author: Dag Vidar Hanstad,Milena M. Parent,Barrie Houlihan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134471408

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

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The first summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were held in Singapore in 2010 and the first winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012. The IOC hopes that the YOG will encourage young people to be more active and that they will bring the Olympic movement closer to its original founding values. This is the first book to be published on the Youth Olympic Games. It critically examines the origins of the Games and the motives of the Games organisers, as well as the organisation and management of the Games and their wider impact and significance. The first part of the book discusses the relationship between the YOG and the ideology of Olympism, in the context of broader developments in youth sport competitions. The second part investigates a wide range of managerial aspects including the bidding process, finance, the prominent role of young people on the organising committees and as volunteers, the role of media and sponsors, and the distinctive competition structure. The final part of the book assesses the current and likely future impact of the YOG on the host cities and countries, the IOC and on national youth sport policies. The Youth Olympic Games is essential reading for any researcher, advanced student or policy maker with an interest in Olympic Studies, sports development, sport policy, youth sport or event management.

Foundations of Sports Coaching

second edition

Author: Paul E. Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317749979

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, Foundations of Sports Coaching is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the practical, vocational and scientific principles that underpin the sports coaching process. It provides the reader with all the skills, knowledge and scientific background they will need to prepare athletes and sports people technically, tactically, physically and mentally. With practical coaching tips, techniques and tactics highlighted throughout, the book covers all the key components of a foundation course in sports coaching, including: the development of sports coaching as a profession coaching styles and technique planning and management basic principles of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and psychology fundamentals of training and fitness performance analysis reflective practice in coaching. This second edition features more case studies from real top-level sport, including football, basketball and athletics, helping the student to understand how to apply their knowledge in practice and providing useful material for classroom discussion. The book also includes a greater range of international examples; more references to contemporary research and a stronger evidence base, and new questions in each chapter to encourage the student to reflect upon their own coaching practice. Foundations of Sports Coaching bridges the gap between theory and applied practice and is essential reading for all introductory coaching courses and for any sports coach looking to develop their professional expertise.

Handbook of Research on Sport and Business

Author: S. Söderman,H. Dolles

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781005869

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

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ÔSšderman and Dolles have assembled an impressive array of researchers to address the nexus between sport and business. In their rich collection of research on sport business theory and practice Sšderman and Dolles identify research themes from governance to branding, from sport events to sport systems, and from social media to fan identity, and they specifically reflect on the application of major theoretical concepts and key research methods. The authorsÕ aim is to advance sport business research through critical reflection on topic selection, research design, data analysis and interpretation. Their unique approach encourages researchers, from novice to experienced, to embrace diverse theories and methods. The Handbook is recommended reading for those interested in advancing sport business research.Õ Ð Graham Cuskelly, Griffith University, Australia ÔThis insight-laden volume encompasses today's and tomorrow's research across the multifaceted landscape of the business side of sport -- from branding and sponsorship to media and technology, from club management to governance. It effectively encompasses both theory and practice. Scholars, students, and practitioners will find this cogent collection of international consumer and business research knowledge and perspectives both informative and useful.Õ Ð Stephen A. Greyser, Harvard Business School, US ÔThis Handbook directly responds to the rapid professional, commercial and international development of sport. With its thoughtful structure, comprehensive coverage of topics and renowned contributors it offers a thorough analysis on the management challenges in the field. It also offers very valuable insights and guidance how the business of sport can be researched by students, academics and practitioners around the world. The book is simply a must-read for anyone interested in the management aspects of sports.Õ Ð Yoshiaki Takahashi, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan This Handbook draws together top international researchers and discusses the state of the art and the future direction of research at the nexus between sport and business. It is heavily built upon choosing, applying and evaluating appropriate quantitative as well as qualitative research methods for practical advice in sport and business research. Topics covered for analysis include sports governance, regulation and performance; media and technology; club management and team structure; place, time and spectators of sporting events; and sport branding and sponsoring. The Handbook covers research examples from elite sport to the amateur level, and from different sports, from cycling to cricket, from ice hockey to motorsports, and from football to skiing. It will be read and used by academics and PhD students as well as sports practitioners looking for useful ways of expanding knowledge, conducting research or searching for insights into the challenges of managing sport.

Nobody Will Bury Us If We Die Here

Author: Carolyn Chun

Publisher: Electio Publishing

ISBN: 9780615938226

Category: American fiction

Page: 182

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Adam and an unnamed woman build a language and a world to share. Unfortunately, they must be wounded in pursuit of each other. Mortally. Inspired by the experimental tradition of scripture, Shakespeare, Italo Calvino, Virginia Woolf, Anne Carson, Jorges Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others, this peculiar story begins in the Garden of Eden with a man, a woman, and a serpent. Breaking tradition, the woman flees the garden to travel through time and space. "Why were we taken away from the nothing we so perfectly were?" she wondered.

Principles of Classroom Management

A Professional Decision-Making Model, Fourth Canadian Edition

Author: James Levin,James F. Nolan,Anne Elizabeth Elliott,James Kerr,Mirjana Bajovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133081664

Category: Classroom management

Page: N.A

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The central theme of Principles of Classroom Management is the importance of the teacher-student relationship in fostering positive student behaviour and academic success. The authors focus on the critical nature of language and labelling, placing the onus on teachers to modify either their behaviour or the situation. The other pillar of Principles of Classroom Management is its up-to-date Canadian content. It reflects Canadian values through its references to current Canadian research, discussion of changes in Canadian schools, and coverage of best practices across the country. The case studies have also been revisited to ensure they reflect real, current issues in Canadian schools.

Sport Studies

Author: Barbara Bell

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458172

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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"A comprehensive, useful and informative practical book that draws from a range of disciplines. In particular, the learning activities provides some useful group and reflective discussions." - Heather Allison, London Metropolitan University "This book supports our year undergraduate students. The case studies and links with UK programmes provides relevant information to discuss and investigate. Easily accessible." - Emerick Kaitell, Roehampton University This is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for students on sport studies courses. It brings together perspectives drawn from a range of disciplines, especially sociology, history and philosophy, with detailed information on the key political, legal, economic and vocational issues relating to sport. Written specifically for students based in the UK, the text examines the full range of topics relevant to sport studies and is fully supported with learning activities, suggestions for further study, and guidance on how to progress and succeed in the subject.

Sport as a Business

International, Professional and Commercial Aspects

Author: H. Dolles,S. Söderman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230306632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 263

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Sport has a number of distinctive characteristics whichimpact onthe extent of its globalization. This book seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the unique development in sports, its governance, its logic of co-creation of value and the advancement of the industry towards internationalisation, professionalization and commercialization

CNC Machining Handbook: Building, Programming, and Implementation

Author: Alan Overby

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071623025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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A Practical Guide to CNC Machining Get a thorough explanation of the entire CNC process from start to finish, including the various machines and their uses and the necessary software and tools. CNC Machining Handbook describes the steps involved in building a CNC machine to custom specifications and successfully implementing it in a real-world application. Helpful photos and illustrations are featured throughout. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or business owner looking to move from a manual manufacturing process to the accuracy and repeatability of what CNC has to offer, you'll benefit from the in-depth information in this comprehensive resource. CNC Machining Handbook covers: Common types of home and shop-based CNC-controlled applications Linear motion guide systems Transmission systems Stepper and servo motors Controller hardware Cartesian coordinate system CAD (computer-aided drafting) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software Overview of G code language Ready-made CNC systems

C++ Game Development Cookbook

Author: Druhin Mukherjee

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785882430

Category: Computers

Page: 346

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Over 90 recipes to get you creating modern, fast, and high-quality games with C++ About This Book Level up your game programming skills with insightful recipes on building games in C++ Analyze the less commonly discussed problems with C++ applications to develop the best games Improve the performance of your games with the new multi-threading and networking features of C++11 Who This Book Is For This book is ideal for aspiring game developers who are proficient in C++ programming and are interested in developing games with C++. Some basic knowledge of game programming will be useful but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Explore the basics of game development to build great and effective features for your game Develop your first text-based game using the various concepts of object-oriented programming Use algorithms when developing games with various sorting and searching techniques Exploit data structures in a game's development for data storage Create your first 2D game using GDI library and sprite sheet. Build your first advanced 2D game of space invaders using patterns such as observer, fly-weight, abstract factory, command, state, and more In Detail C++ is one of the preferred languages for game development as it supports a variety of coding styles that provides low-level access to the system. C++ is still used as a preferred game programming language by many as it gives game programmers control of the entire architecture, including memory patterns and usage. However, there is little information available on how to harness the advanced features of C++ to build robust games. This book will teach you techniques to develop logic and game code using C++. The primary goal of this book is to teach you to create high-quality games using C++ game programming scripts and techniques, regardless of the library or game engine you use. It will show you how to make use of the object-oriented capabilities of C++ so you can write well-structured and powerful games of any genre. The book also explores important areas such as physics programming and audio programming, and gives you other useful tips and tricks to improve your code. By the end of this book, you will be competent in game programming using C++, and will be able to develop your own games in C++. Style and approach Every recipe of this guide covers a task that will help you build different aspects of a game, such as taking player input and displaying the output, using control flow to implement decision making, and so on. Each recipe begins with gentle introduction and key concepts, has illustrated examples of use, and ends with a detailed but informative description of the inner workings.

Exercise Psychology

Author: Heather Hausenblas,Ryan E. Rhodes

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284115429

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 450

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Written for the upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in exercise psychology and behavioral physical activity, Exercise Psychology: The Psychology of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior focuses on the psychological effects of physical activity in a variety of special populations. The first text of its kind to focus on both the psychology of exercise and sedentary behavior, it provides a strong theoretical and applied focus to the field, and includes interesting vignettes and critical thinking activities to engage readers in the learning process. With an engaging, student-friendly approach, the authors provide complete and comprehensive information that examines research on behavioral physical activity and translating research into practice. The text also looks at sedentary behavior and the recent paradigm shift examining the health effects of sedentary behavior.

Porsche 944

The Essential Buyer's Guide

Author: Andy Higgins,Jon Mitchell

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845845714

Category: Reference

Page: 64

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This is the complete guide to finding the best available example of the classic front-engined Porsche 944. Insight from real ownership experience is coupled with unparalleled technical knowledge, resulting in the first dedicated guidebook for potential buyers of the Porsche 944. A comprehensive guide, including an inspection checklist that buyers can use when viewing a car, photos of key areas to check, and known issues for each model, and an overview of key specifications and potential upgrades. Market and value data are also supplied to help give an idea of what a specific Porsche 944 is worth. From whether a Porsche 944 is a suitable car for you, to the cost considerations to be taken into account when searching for and viewing a used model, the authors’ aim to arm the prospective buyer with enough knowledge and insight to be able to view a used Porsche 944, and quickly assess its quality, before considering whether to make a purchase. Take the first step towards finding your dream car, by reading this guide today.

Zig Zag

A Novel

Author: Jose Carlos Somoza

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061193739

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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While studying advanced physics at a prestigious European university, Elisa Robledo was invited to join a select research team on a secret project to manipulate String Theory. It was the opportunity of a lifetime for the eager young scientist—the chance to actually view monumental events from the far distant past: dinosaurs roaming the Earth, life during the Stone Age, the crucifixion of Christ. But on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the team's experiments went horribly awry . . . and something terrible was awakened. Now, years later, Elisa's former colleagues are dying, one by one. The nightmare they created by meddling with Time is taking a shocking and gruesome toll. And only by uncovering the sinister truth behind the science can Elisa hope to survive the dark, devouring forces that mean to destroy her and the world she knows.

Research Methods in Sport

Author: Mark F. Smith

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526434024

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Packed full of essential tools and tips, this second edition is your quick-start guide to undertaking research within real world of sport. Using clear, accessible language, Smith maps an easy-to-follow journey through the research process, drawing upon the most up-to-date evidence and resources to help you select the most appropriate research approach for your project. Throughout the book you will discover: - Key points that highlight important definitions and theories; - Reflection points to help you make connections between key concepts and your research; - Learning activities to put your newfound knowledge into practice; - Further reading to explore the wider context of sport research in the real world. Featuring over thirty-five case studies of students’ and academics’ research in practice, this book is the perfect guide-by-your-side to have during your own sport research.

Modern Diesel Technology: Diesel Engines

Author: Sean Bennett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177983

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: DIESEL ENGINES, Second Edition, provides a thorough, reader-friendly introduction to diesel engine theory, construction, operation, and service. Combining a simple, straightforward writing style, ample illustrations, and step-by-step instruction, this trusted guide helps aspiring technicians develop the knowledge and skills they need to service modern, computer-controlled diesel engines. The book provides an overview of essential topics such as shop safety, tools and equipment, engine construction and operation, major engine systems, and general service and repair concepts. Dedicated chapters then explore engine, fuel, and vehicle computer control subsystems, as well as diesel emissions. Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest technology, trends, and techniques—including current ASE Education Foundation standards—the Second Edition provides an accurate, up-to-date introduction to modern diesel engines and a solid foundation for professional success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Holism and the Cultivation of Excellence in Sports and Performance

Skillful Striving

Author: Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317206347

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

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Skillful Striving is a multi-methodological and cross-cultural examination of how we flourish holistically through performative endeavors, e.g., sports, martial and performing arts. Relying primarily on sport philosophy, value theory, phenomenology, philosophy of mind, pragmatism, and East Asian philosophies (Japanese and Chinese), it espouses thick holism. Concerned with an integrative bodymind gradually achieved through performance that aims at excellence, the process of self-cultivation proper of thick holism relies on an ecologically rich epistemic landscape where skills are coupled to virtues in pragmatic contexts. Ultimately, this process results in admirable performances and exemplary character. Japanese dō (practices of self-cultivation) are prominent modes and models of such flourishing. A holistic and radically enactive approach that advances contentless capacities in lieu of representations transparently accounts for the kind of action that characterizes such expert performances. Importantly, these performer-centered endeavors unfold within communities that foster the cultivation of our abilities as lifelong quests for human excellence. Each chapter can be read independently but still forms part of a continuous argumentative and narrative thread. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Industrial Buildings

Conservation and Regeneration

Author: Michael Stratton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135807817

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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This book gives guidance as to the types of building stock offering greatest potential for conversion, that are likely to be viable and sustainable. Chapters are contributed by key experts in the field.

Handbook of Sports Studies

Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949497

Category: Social Science

Page: 570

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This vital new handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports s

National and International Security

Author: Michael Sheehan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135173136X

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

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This title was first published in 2000. This series brings together significant journal articles appearing in the field of comparative politics over the past 30 years. The aim is to render accessible to teachers, researchers and students, an extensive range of essays to provide a basis for understanding the established terrain and new ground. This volume introduces the undergraduate to a significant body of the periodical literature on the subject of national and international security.