ERIC Number: EJ699683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 155
Sociology, History, and Philosophy in the Research Quarterly
Sage, George H.; Dyreson, Mark S.; Kretchmar, R. Scott
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v76 n2 pS88-S107 Jun 2005
The accounts of our subdiscipline's contributions to The Research Quarterly are similar. Sociology, history, and philosophy operate at some distance from the biological sciences. The research methods used by scholars in each of the domains address distinctive issues related to objectivity and, thus, validity. The contributions to The Research Quarterly have been modest, numbering about 240 articles, or slightly over 3 per volume. In short, subdiscipline contributions have enjoyed only a minority presence in The Research Quarterly during its 75 years of existence. The stories, however, also diverge in important ways. The research methods are different, and relationships with parent disciplines are not the same. In addition, the perceptions of The Research Quarterly as a potential repository for the respective publications vary considerably. This article discusses three accounts of subdisciplines and their contributions to The Research Quarterly.
Descriptors: Sociology, Philosophy, History, Periodicals, Research Methodology, Journal Articles, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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