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Mixing methods in assessing coaches' decision making.

Vergeer, I. and Lyle, J. (2007) 'Mixing methods in assessing coaches' decision making.', Research quarterly for exercise and sport., 78 (3). pp. 225-235.


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.

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Keywords:Mixed methods, Coach cognitions, Policy capturing, Injury, Reasoning.
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Record Created:31 Jul 2007
Last Modified:15 Oct 2010 11:02

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