Sports Coaching Research

Context, Consequences, and Consciousness

Author: Anthony Bush,Michael Silk,David Andrews,Hugh Lauder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113615910X

Category: Education

Page: 178

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This book raises critical questions about the explanatory framework guiding sports coaching research and presents a new conceptualization for research in the field. Through mapping and contextualizing sports coaching research within a corporatized higher education, the dominant or legitimate forms of sports coaching knowledge are problematized and a new vision of the field, which is socially and culturally responsive, communitarian and justice-oriented emerges.
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Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Author: Damon P. S. Andrew,Paul Mark Pedersen,Chad D. McEvoy

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607385X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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This text explains research design, implementation, analysis and assessment criteria with a focus on specific procedures unique to sport managament.
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Sport and Migration

Borders, Boundaries and Crossings

Author: Joseph Maguire,Mark Falcous

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135999139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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From Major League Baseball to English soccer’s Premier League, all successful contemporary professional sports leagues include a wide diversity of nationalities and ethnicities within their playing and coaching rosters. The international migration of sporting talent and labor, encouraged and facilitated by the social and economic undercurrents of globalization, mean that world sport is now an important case study for any student or researcher with an interest in international labor flows, economic migration, global demography or the interdependent world economy. In this dazzling collection of papers, leading international sport studies scholars chart the patterns, policies and personal experiences of labour migration within and around sport, and in doing so cast important new light both on the forces shaping modern sport and on the role that sport plays in shaping the world economy and global society. Presenting original case studies of sports from European and African soccer to Japanese baseball to rugby union in New Zealand, the book makes an important contribution to our understanding of a wide range of issues within contemporary social science, such as national identity politics, economic structure and organization, north-south relations, imperial legacies and gender relations. This book is invaluable reading for students and researchers working in sport studies, human geography, economics or international business.
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Research Methods in Sport Management

Author: Ming Li,Brenda G. Pitts,Jerome Quarterman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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Filled with helpful figures and charts, this first-of-its-kind textbook is a vital resource for students, teachers, and industry professionals. The authors are all expert researchers in their areas of specialisation and have written extensively in both books and journals. Their current roles in teaching college-level courses have allowed them to understand exactly how to tailor research methods to the topic of sport management and to compile the important information presented here. Unique Features: Sound guidelines to learning and building knowledge and skills in doing research; Practical and useful examples from the real world of sport business; Organised presentation of research methods from the most basic to the complex; Inclusion of timely issues of ethics in research practice and reporting; Emphasis on sound decision-making in research practice; A research process model that guides from question development through to research method and application; Study questions and learning activities in each chapter.
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Performance Psychology E-Book

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: David John Collins,Angela Abbott,Hugh Richards

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048755

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide is a comprehensive, evidence-based text covering the key aspects of performance culture: performer development, preparation, training and execution. Written by a team of international contributors, including national coaches, training specialists, applied sports psychologists, clinicians and researchers, and building on strong links between theory and practice, the book shows how applied psychological methods and principles can be used to enhance performance Contributing authors offer clear implications for applied practice and each section is summarized by contributions from a 'Performers Panel' of experts who provide real-life practical examples. Performance psychology is applied to a wide variety of physical performance domains which enables practitioners to see how they can combine ideas and tailor interventions, to people and contexts, to produce effective applications of psychology. Dave Collins is Professor of Performance and Coaching/Director for the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. As a practitioner, he has worked with over 50 World and Olympic medalists, and in professional performance domains spanning sport, business, motor sport, music, dance and adventure. He was formerly Performance Director of UK Athletics, a rugby player, martial artist and OE instructor. Dave currently works with the Chelsea FC Football Academy, amongst other consultancies. Angela Button is a researcher at the University of Otago and is widely acknowledged as a world expert on talent. Angela has led funded research projects in talent development in the UK and New Zealand. Her sporting interests include squash, running and triathlon. Hugh Richards lectures and is Director of post-graduate programmes in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of coping, talent, individual differences and professional development related to sport, the military and music. Hugh has applied psychology to professional performers from international level sport to business. He currently works with the UK Motor Sport Association, international performer development schemes and has been advisor to the BBC on learning and performance. Strong links between theory and practice - a panel of top performers conclude each section with an overview, providing real-life practical examples in addition to the case studies included in each chapter. Holistic approach allows students to see how they can combine different approaches to address a problem. Written by a team of international contributors including national team coaches, sports psychologists and academics.
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International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators

Author: Aaron Beacom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032944

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 1891

This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic movement, charting both its continuity and change from an historical perspective.
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Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7E

Author: Weinberg, Robert S.,Gould, Daniel

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492561142

Category: Education

Page: 680

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This text provides a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology with the latest research on grit, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, cultural diversity, substance abuse, exercise adherence, ethics, professional issues, and transitions in sport.
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Business Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business

Page: N.A

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Modern Management

Concepts and Skills

Author: Samuel C. Certo,S. Trevis Certo

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780136010166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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KEY BENEFIT: Continuing the tradition of being a concept-oriented text grounded in recent research, the 11th edition seeks to deepen the learning experience by incorporating a skills focus. Modern Management 11e is a traditionally organized principles of management text that integrates core concepts with skill training in how to apply those concepts. KEY TOPICS: Management Skills: The Key to Organizational Success; Managing: History and Current Thinking; Modern Management Challenges such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics, Diversity, Managing in the Global Arena, and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Planning and Decision Making including Planning Tools; Fundamentals of Organizing, Responsibility, Authority, and Delegation; Managing Human Resources; Managing Organizational Change: Stress and Conflict; Fundamentals of Influencing and Communication including Leadership, Motivation, Groups and Teams, Corporate Culture, and Creativity and Innovation; Controlling, Information, and Technology; Production Management and Control For business professionals looking for an up-to-date management text with a skills focus.
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Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.
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Physical & Health Education Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical education and training

Page: N.A

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Canada's magazine for physical and health educators.
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Yearbook of International Organizations 2005/2006

2 Parts

Author: Union of International Associations

Publisher: K G Saur

ISBN: 9783598245213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 2973

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For the Yearbook of International Organizations, the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference to international organizations, the UIA has selected the most important 31,086 organizations from its extensive database of current and previous organizations. Yearbook provides profiles of 5,546 intergovernmental and 25,540 international non-governmental organizations active in nearly 300 countries and territories in the world today. Organization descriptions listed in Volume 1 are numbere sequentially to facilitate quick and easy cross-referencing from the other Yearbook Volumes. Users can refer to Volumes 2 and 3 to locate organizations by region or subject respectively, and comprehensive indexes are included. Naturally, the high standards of accuracy, consistency and detail set by previous editions of the Yearbook of International Organizations have been maintained for this edition.
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Yearbook of International Organizations 2010/2011

Guide to Global and Civil Society Networks: Organization Descriptions and Cross-Reference

Author: Union of International Associations,Union of International Associations Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783110230314

Category: Political Science

Page: 2984

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Yearbook of International Organizations is the most comprehensive reference resource and provides current details of international non-governmental (NGO) and intergovernmental organizations (IGO). Collected and documented by the Union of International Associations (UIA), detailed information on international organizations worldwide can be found here. Besides historical and organizational information, details on activities, events or publications, contact details, biographies of the leading individuals as well as the presentation of networks of organizations are included.
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Barron's Profiles of American Colleges

Author: Barron's Educational Series, inc. College Division

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764179037

Category: Study Aids

Page: 1656

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Covers four-year schools and majors, listing enrollment, faculty demographics, application deadline, tuition and fees, programs of study, admissions, financial aid, computer and library resources, housing, sports, and campus activities.
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