Research Design, Data Collection, and Analysis

October 1986
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct1986, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p39
Academic Journal
The article discusses how naturalistic research or inquiry is conducted.It discusses how research designs are considered and chosen, and how data is collected and analyzed when research is being conducted. The article also explains how mapping, which is a particular approach to data analysis which uses naturalistic and positivistic qualities, is used in research. The construction of research reports which are used to convey the results of a naturalistic study is also explained. The article also explores what the definition of research means in terms of developing hypotheses, researching the hypotheses and drawing conclusions through research which either support or dispute the hypotheses.


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