Research Methods

Research Ethics

Conducting Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

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.

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.

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

Recommended Textbooks

  • Hart, C. (2018). Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Research Imagination. Sage.

  • Furseth, I., & Everett, E. L. (2013). Doing your master's dissertation: from start to finish. Sage.

  • Hall, S. & Getchell, N. (2014) Research Methods in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

  • Berg, K. E., & Latin, R.W.(2008). Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation (3rd Ed). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins [google books]

  • Evans,I., Thornton, H. and Chalmers, I. (2010 ) Testing Treatments: Better research for better healthcare. Pinter & Martin Limited [full text]

  • Gallagher, K. (Ed.). (2008). The methodological dilemma: Creative, critical and collaborative approaches to qualitative research. Routledge.[google books]

  • Salkind, N. J. (2011). 100 Questions (and Answers) about Research Methods. London: Sage. [google books]

  • Edwards, R., & Holland, J. (2013). What is qualitative interviewing?. A&C Black.[full text]

  • National Health Service (2006) Research Governance Framework for Health & Social Care (2nd Ed) [full text]

  • Creswell, J. W. (2012). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. London: Sage

  • Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (2004) Realist Evaluation [full text]

  • Silverman, D. (2013). Doing qualitative research: A practical handbook. London: Sage

  • Taylor, B. and Francis, K. (2013) Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences London: Routledge

  • How to use an interview as a method of qualitative research [click here]

  • Office of Behavior and Social Science Research - e-Source online textbook

  • The National Centre for Research Methods - [www resources]

Recommended Resources


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