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: 225-235.

Author Vergeer, I.
Lyle, J.
Title Mixing Methods in Assessing Coaches' Decision Making
Journal name Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0270-1367
Publication date 2007-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 78
Issue 3
Start page 225
End page 235
Total pages 11
Place of publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract 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.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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