Constructivist research: methodology and practice

Fahy, Kathleen and Harrison, Karey (2005) Constructivist research: methodology and practice. In: Methods of research in sport sciences: quantitative and qualitative approaches. Meyer & Meyer Sport, Oxford, U.K., pp. 660-701. ISBN 1-84126-133-5


Constructivist research and critical, postmodern and feminist methodology are related to each other. These methodologies use qualitative research methods extensively. Qualitative research is the most appropriate approach when one is studying human feelings, actions and values. The main aim of this section is to provide the researcher with the knowledge and skills to be able to (a) design and using philosophical arguments, defend qualitative research within sports science (b) design research that maintains consistency between methodology, research design, data collection and data analysis methods (c) conduct in-depth interviews in way that produce high quality data and (d) select and apply appropriate qualitative data analysis process carefully matching the chosen technique to the research tradition, the research question and the purpose of the study.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. c. 2005 Meyer & Meyer Sport.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication (Up to 31 Mar 2011)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication (Up to 31 Mar 2011)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:29
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: research, methodology, practice, sports science
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441006 Sociological methodology and research methods
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520105 Psychological methodology, design and analysis
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950102 Organised Sports

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