Tracing the development of athletes using retrospective interview methods: A proposed interview and validation procedure for reported information

Côté, Jean, Ericsson, K. Anders and Law, Madelyn P. (2005) Tracing the development of athletes using retrospective interview methods: A proposed interview and validation procedure for reported information. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 17 1: 1-19. doi:10.1080/10413200590907531


Author Côté, Jean
Ericsson, K. Anders
Law, Madelyn P.
Title Tracing the development of athletes using retrospective interview methods: A proposed interview and validation procedure for reported information
Journal name Journal of Applied Sport Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1041-3200
1533-1571
Publication date 2005-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10413200590907531
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Abstract A new interview procedure is proposed for collecting valid information on the acquisition of high-level performance in sport. The procedure elicits verifiable information on the development of athletes' achievements in their primary sport, as well as factors that might influence performance, including involvement in other sporting activities, injuries, physical growth and quality of training resources. Interviewed athletes also describe their engagement in specific training and other relevant activities during each year of their development as well as how they experienced each type of activity. The collected information is then examined to identify those aspects of the athletes' recall of their development that meet criteria of reliability and validity. Recommendations to coaches and scientists are discussed for how retrospective interviews can uncover aspects of development that distinguish elite from less accomplished athletes.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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