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ERIC Number: EJ1089877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Perspectives on the Contribution of Social Science to Adapted Physical Activity: Looking Forward, Looking Back
Causgrove Dunn, Janice; Cairney, John; Zimmer, Chantelle
Quest, v68 n1 p15-28 2016
In this article, we reflect on the contributions of the social sciences to the field of adapted physical activity by examining the theories and methods that have been adopted from the social science disciplines. To broaden our perspective on adapted physical activity and provide new avenues for theoretical and empirical exploration, we discuss and evaluate broad ideas/tensions arising from the social science literature--the individual versus social/ecological, and social science of adapted physical activity versus social science in adapted physical activity. We intentionally focus discussion on the application of specific lines of inquiry in the social sciences that have not yet emerged (or have done so only in limited applications) in the field of adapted physical activity. Such untapped areas of scholarship in the social sciences can lead to broader understanding, innovations, and new lines of inquiry when applied to an adapted physical activity context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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