Conducting&Reading Research in Kinesiology Chapter 1 with audio part 1

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Chapter 1:

Chapter 1 The Nature and Purpose of Research

The Search for Knowledge:

The Search for Knowledge Deductive Reasoning Movement from the general to the specific Begins with a set of known facts Uses logic to reach a specific conclusion “ All cows have four legs, Bob owns a cow, therefore Bob has a four legged animal ”

The Search for Knowledge:

The Search for Knowledge Problem is we have to accept the absolute nature of the general knowledge. “Men are mortal, Bob is a man, therefore Bob is mortal” VS “All alcoholics drink, John drinks, therefore Johns is an alcoholic.”

The Search for Knowledge:

The Search for Knowledge Inductive reasoning Movement from the specific to the general Basic form of scientific inquiry Conclusions from observations “ All observed elite American Football players are very strong, therefore it must take great strength to be a good football player ”

The Search for Knowledge:

The Search for Knowledge Perfect vs Imperfect Induction Perfect: based on population level observations Imperfect: based upon observations of a small group within a population

Scientific Method:

Scientific Method Identifying a question Formulating a hypothesis Developing a research plan Collecting and analyzing data Interpreting Results

Scientific Theory:

Scientific Theory Establishes a Cause and Effect relationship between variables Verified by numerous studies in independent laboratories Highly scrutinized by the scientific community.

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