Should we trust scientific research? Do 'the facts' really speak for themselves? Philosophy and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport critically reflects on the nature and aims of scientific enquiry in these disciplines. The book addresses the underlying assumptions and development of both the very idea of science itself and what shape scientific enquiries ought to take in the fields of exercise, health and sport. Written by a range of prestigious and internationally respected philosophers, scientists and social scientists, each chapter addresses a key issue in research methodology. Questions raised by the authors include: * Do natural and social scientists need to understand philosophy of science?* Are statistics are misused in sport and exercise science research?* Is sport science research gender-biased?* How do external and commercial interests skew professional guidelines in health and sport research?* Can scientists make claims without attempting to falsify as well as to confirm their theses?
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Reflecting on the nature and aims of scientific enquiry in the fields of exercise, health and sport, this book addresses the underlying assumptions of what shape scientific enquiries ought to take in these disciplines. It raises questions such as: Do natural and social scientists need to understand philosophy of science? Are statistics misused?
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780415353403
Publisert
2005
Utgiver
Vendor
Routledge
Vekt
408 gr
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Aldersnivå
01, 05, 06, G, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
272

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University of Wales Swansea, UK