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ERIC Number: EJ846953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Mixing Methods in Assessing Coaches' Decision Making
Vergeer, Ineke; Lyle, John
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v78 n3 p225-235 Jun 2007
Mixing methods has recently achieved respectability as an appropriate approach to research design, offering a variety of advantages (Tashakkori & Teddlie, 2003). The purpose of this paper is to outline and evaluate a mixed methods approach within the domain of coaches' decision making. Illustrated with data from a policy-capturing study on coaches' decisions about an injured gymnast's participation in competition, the approach involves the concurrent collection of quantitative and qualitative data and a three-phase process of data analysis. It is argued that (a) the method described can provide additional insights into the factors involved in coaches' decision making, beyond those provided via quantitative or qualitative methods alone, and (b) mixing methods holds promise for coaching research more generally. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada