Research Resources

This page started as a Research Methods hub but over recent years has also had many links added which could be described as "The Research Environment". It's a useful collection for me so I thought others might also find some resources of interest.

Research Methods resources on this Website

Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative Methods: Conducting an Interview

Statistical Analysis

Study Skills - Academic Reading, Writing etc

Research Ethics

Conducting Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

Free Online Courses: Research Methods

Evaluation as Research

Adams, J., & Neville, S. (2020). Program Evaluation for Health Professionals: What It Is, What It Isn’t and How to Do It. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19, 1609406920964345. 

Recommended Journal Articles

Caldwell, A., Vigotsky, A. D., Nuckols, G., Boardley, I., Schmidt, J., Tenan, M., … Halperin, I. (2019, January 3). Moving Sport and Exercise Science Forward: A Call for the Adoption of More Transparent Research Practices.  

Gray, K., & Wegner, D. M. (2013). Six guidelines for interesting research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8(5), 549-553. 

Imenda, S. (2014). Is there a conceptual difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks?. Journal of Social Sciences, 38(2), 185-195. 

Ioannidis, J. P. (2005). Why most published research findings are false. PLoS medicine, 2(8), e124. 

Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251), aac4716. 

Cole, G. D., Shun-Shin, M. J., Nowbar, A. N., Buell, K. G., Al-Mayahi, F., Zargaran, D., ... & Francis, D. P. (2015). Difficulty in detecting discrepancies in a clinical trial report: 260-reader evaluation. International journal of epidemiology, 44(3), 862-869. 

Sand‐Jensen, K. (2007). How to write consistently boring scientific literature. Oikos, 116(5), 723-727. 

Scheel, A. M., Tiokhin, L., Isager, P. M., & Lakens, D. (2020). Why hypothesis testers should spend less time testing hypotheses. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 

Recommended Textbooks

Recommended Resources

Exercise, Sport Science and Research

Bishop, D. (2008). An applied research model for the sport sciences. Sports Medicine, 38(3), 253-263.

Drust, B., & Green, M. (2013). Science and football: evaluating the influence of science on performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(13), 1377-1382. 


National Centre for Research Methods

In interviews of around 10-15 minutes they share the latest methodological developments, research findings and ideas and discuss their potential and actual impact 

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