By Peter O'Donoghue

Performance research has develop into a necessary device for coaches, athletes, activities corporations and educational researchers. amassing and examining functionality info permits coaches to enhance their education programmes, athletes to make greater tactical judgements, activities firms to regulate groups extra successfully, and researchers to improve a greater knowing of activities functionality. This e-book is an important advent to the elemental rules of functionality research of game and the way to boost and function functionality research systems.

Containing labored examples from genuine physical games all through, the ebook introduces the fundamentals of quantitative and qualitative functionality research, experiences the different sorts of information and data that functionality research can generate, and explains easy methods to attempt for reliability. It offers a step by step consultant to constructing either guide and computerised research structures, and writing up and offering findings from functionality research programmes. Representing the main updated, concise and interesting advent to activities functionality research, this publication is a perfect path textual content for all introductory functionality research classes, in addition to a useful primer for coaches and practitioners in sport.

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