Qualitative Research in Physical Activity and Health

Brett Smith, Cassandra Phoenix

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The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the reader to qualitative research. The first section highlights the basic aims of qualitative research and the epistemological and ontological assumptions that guide it. The second section highlights various qualitative approaches. Section three and four focuses on methods of data collection and analysis. The final section attends to how we might judge the quality of qualitative research. Throughout illustrative examples of qualitative research from the field of physical activity and health are offered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch methods in physical activity and health
PublisherHuman Kinetics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Aug 2017


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