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

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

  • 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

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.


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