Ethics, Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research: An Epistemology of Sport

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Ethics, Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research: An Epistemology of Sport

Ethics Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research An Epistemology of Sport The study of sport is characterised by its inter disciplinarity with researchers drawing on apparently incompatible research traditions and ethical benchmarks in the natural sciences and the social s

  • Title: Ethics, Knowledge and Truth in Sports Research: An Epistemology of Sport
  • Author: Graham Mcfee
  • ISBN: 9780415493147
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The study of sport is characterised by its inter disciplinarity, with researchers drawing on apparently incompatible research traditions and ethical benchmarks in the natural sciences and the social sciences, depending on their area of specialisation In this groundbreaking study, Graham McFee argues that sound high level research into sport requires a sound rationale forThe study of sport is characterised by its inter disciplinarity, with researchers drawing on apparently incompatible research traditions and ethical benchmarks in the natural sciences and the social sciences, depending on their area of specialisation In this groundbreaking study, Graham McFee argues that sound high level research into sport requires a sound rationale for one s methodological choices, and that such a rationale requires an understanding of the connection between the practicalities of researching sport and the philosophical assumptions which underpin them.By examining touchstone principles in research methodology, such as the contested gold standard of voluntary informed consent in the natural sciences and the postmodern denial of truth in the social sciences, McFee demonstrates that epistemology and ethics are inextricably linked Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the laboratory to the sports field, McFee explores the concepts of knowledge and truth in sports research and makes a powerful case for a philosophical deepening of our approach to method and methodology in sport This book is important reading for all advanced students and researchers working in sport, exercise and related disciplines.

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    1. Malcolm on said:

      About 20 years ago when I shifted the focus of my scholarly work from urban history to sport (there was a link in movements of popular political resistance) I was unsettled by just how much the world of sport studies – sociology and the like – was shaped, framed and close to determined by a simplistic scientistic vision of sport and the study of that social/cultural practice. I think I would have been able to make much more sense of what was going on had I had this engaging, provocative and [...]

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