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Utilising theory to drive research in adapted physical education

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posted on 07.02.2020, 10:01 by Anthony Maher, Janine CoatesJanine Coates
Theory refers to established and emerging frameworks for conducting research. Theoretical paradigms underpin all research and are used to help researchers make decisions about the questions they ask, the methods they use and the interpretations they make. However, in adapted physical education research, scholars seldom report their theoretical position. This chapter provides an overview of two key ontological frameworks which underpin qualitative and quantitative research. We use these to discuss the necessity of acknowledging and engaging with theoretical debates for ensuring research quality. We conclude with some key questions to help researchers reflect on their own theoretical positions and how this can be used to inform future research.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education

Pages

81 - 95

Publisher

Routledge

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Taylor and Francis

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education on January 30, 2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429052675

Publication date

2020-01-30

Copyright date

2020

ISBN

9780367146115

Language

en

Editor(s)

Justin Haegele; Samuel Hodge; Deborah Shapiro

Depositor

Dr Janine Coates. Deposit date: 5 February 2020

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