This course aims to provide students with knowledge about the range of ontological and epistemological foundations underpinning qualitative research in sport studies. The course will be open for NIH-candidates only. Register for this course by 9th April.
25. - 28. mai
09. april 2021
Students will be given the opportunity to develop their understanding of, and articulate in student-centred working groups and a self-selected written assignment, the tenets upon which their own research project is founded in relation to a range of issues: project design, the choice of appropriate methodological tools, analysis of data, judgement criteria/ validity, reflexivity and representing qualitative research findings. The course is relevant for students at all stages of their PhD project
The course is an intensive course that runs over 4 days (24 hours comprising seminars/lectures, student discussions). Students will be expected to contribute to the seminar and play an active role in the sessions (present aspects of their research project; reflect upon their own research project as well as fellow students; discuss assigned literature).
In addition, students are expected to pursue 126 hours of self-study.
There are two pre-course assignments:
Students are expected to write a paper of 2000 words excluding references of their choice on an aspect of the course. The title of the paper must be approved by the lecturers within a given deadline.
The paper will be graded: pass/fail.
Responsible: Professor Fiona Dowling, Department of Sport and Social Sciences
Braun, V., Clarkes, V. and Weate, P. (2016). Using thematic analysis in sport and exercise research. In B. Smith and A. Sparkes (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, pp. 191-205. London: Routledge.
Bunden, A. (2016). The Web and Digital Qualitative Methods. Researching online and researching the online in sport and exercise studies. In B. Smith and A. Sparkes (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, pp. 355-367. London: Routledge.
Burke, S. (2016). Rethinking ‘validity’ and ‘trustworthiness’ in qualitative inquiry. In B. Smith and A. Sparkes (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, pp. 330-339. London: Routledge.
Dowling, F. and Flintoff, A. (2011). Getting beyond normative interview talk of sameness and celebrating difference. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 3(1): 63-79.
Kvale, S. (1989). To Validate is to Question. In S. Kvale (Ed.) Issues of Validity in Qualitative Research, pp. 73-92. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Lincoln, Y., Lynham, S. and Guba, E. (2011). Paradigmatic controversies, contradictions, and emerging confluences, revisited. In N. Denzin and Y. Lincoln (Eds) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research. pp. 97-128. London: Sage Publications.
Mason, J. (2018). Qualitative Researching. Third Edition. Chapter One Intellectual Puzzles and Research Questions, pp. 3-19. Chapter Seven Being Creative with Methods, pp. 163-184. Chapter Eight Making Sense of Qualitative Data, pp. 187-218. Chapter Nine Making Convincing Arguments with Qualitative Data, pp. 219-253. London: Sage Publications.
Markula, P. and Silk, M. (2011). Qualitative Research for Physical Culture. Chapter Two Paradigmatic Approaches to Physical Culture pp. 24-56. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
Thorpe, H. and Olive, R. (2016). Conducting Observations in Sport and Exercise Settings. In B. Smith and A. Sparkes (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, pp. 124-138. London: Routledge.
Smith, B. (2018). Generalizability in qualitative research: misunderstandings, opportunities and recommendations for the sport and exercise sciences. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 10(1): 137-149.
Smith, B. and McGannon, K. (2017). Developing rigor in qualitative research: problems and opportunities within sport and exercise psychology. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/1750984X.2017.1317357.
Smith, J. (2009). Judging research quality: from certainty to contingency. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, 1(2): 91-100.
Sparkes, A. (2002). Telling Tales in Sport and Physical Education. A Qualitative Journey. Chapter Three Realist Tales, pp. 39-56. Chapter Six Poetic Representations, pp. 107-126. Champaign IL: Human Kinetics.
Sparkes, A. and Smith, B. (2014). Qualitative Research Methods in Sport, Exercise and Health. Chapter One What is qualitative research? pp. 6-32; Chapter Two Traditions in Qualitative Research, pp. 33-59.
Wolcott, H. (1990). On Seeking – and Rejecting – Validity in Qualitative Research. In E. Eisner and A. Peshkin (Eds) Qualitative Inquiry in Education. The Continuing Debate, pp. 121-152. New York: Teachers College Press.
Alle litteraturlister skal leveres i et worddokument i APA-stil.
Ravn, S. og Højbjerre Larsen (red) (2020). Krop og bevgæelse i idræt og sunnhed. Kulturanalytiske tilgange. Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag.
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