Conducting and Reading Research in Health and Human Performance
Designed for the first course in research methods, this text shows students how to conduct and read research, design research tools, and evaluate results in health, kinesiology, exercise science, recreation, dance, and all other areas of human performance--providing comprehensive coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
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The Nature and Purpose of Research
The Research Problem
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