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Qualitative Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health: From Process to Product
Introduction Chapter 1 - What is Qualitative Research? Chapter 2 - Traditions in Qualitative Research Chapter 3 - Getting Started with Some Pre-study Tasks Chapter 4 - Data Collection Chapter 5 -Expand
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Careership: a sociological theory of career decision making
Abstract In the current discourse on the transition from school to work, career decision‐making has a pivotal but paradoxical position. Sociological literature emphasises the dominance ofExpand
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Autoethnography and Narratives of Self: Reflections on Criteria in Action
A small number of sociologists of sport have opted to produce what have been defined as autoethnographies or narratives of self. These are highly personalized accounts that draw upon the experiencesExpand
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Narrative analysis and sport and exercise psychology: Understanding lives in diverse ways
Abstract Objectives This article seeks to expand our understanding on narrative and the analysis of stories within the domain of sport and exercise psychology. Its intention is to describe, and notExpand
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Validity in Qualitative Inquiry and the Problem of Criteria: Implications for Sport Psychology
Evaluating the quality of qualitative inquiry has begun to intrigue researchers in sport psychology. Consequently, this has raised important questions regarding the criteria for judging this emergingExpand
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Contrasting perspectives on narrating selves and identities: an invitation to dialogue
In recent years, qualitative researchers have in varied ways conceptualized selves and identities as narratively constructed. In this article, we offer a typology for viewing, the variousExpand
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Research in Physical Education and Sport: Exploring Alternative Visions
The paradigm debate - an extended review and a celebration of difference, A.C. Sparkes studying the lifeworld of physical education - a phenomenological orientation, S.J. Smith life histories andExpand
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The Fatal Flaw: A Narrative of the Fragile Body-Self
This article considers the way in which specific narrative forms can be utilized to explore the reflexive relationships between the body and self over time in ways that fuse the personal and theExpand
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Research methods in sport and exercise psychology: quantitative and qualitative issues
Contemporary aspects of research methods in sport and exercise psychology are discussed in this wide-ranging review. After an introduction centred on trends in sport and exercise psychology methods,Expand
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Athletic Identity: An Achilles' Heel to the Survival of Self
To illuminate the complex ways in which a strong athletic identity can act as an Achilles' heel in coming to terms with a disruptive life event, this article presents biographical data of one eliteExpand
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