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Doing descriptive phenomenological data collection in sport psychology research

O'Halloran, L and Littlewood, MA and Richardson, DJ and Tod, D and Nesti, MS (2016) Doing descriptive phenomenological data collection in sport psychology research. Sport in Society. ISSN 1743-0445

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Abstract

Researchers in the field of sport psychology have begun to highlight the potential of phenomenological ap-proaches in recognising subjective experience and the essential structure of experience. Despite this, phenom-enology has been used inconsistently in the sport psychology literature thus far. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to provide theoretically informed practical guidelines for researchers who wish to employ the descrip-tive phenomenological interview in their studies. The recommended guidelines will be supported by under-pinning theory and brief personal accounts. An argument will also be presented for the potential that descrip-tive phenomenology holds in creating new knowledge through rich description. In doing so, it is hoped that this method will be utilised appropriately in future sport psychology research to not only strengthen and diver-sify the existing literature, but also the knowledge of practitioners working within the applied world of profes-sional sport.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Sport in Society on 29 March 2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2016.1159199
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1106 Human Movement And Sports Science, 1504 Commercial Services, 1608 Sociology
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2016 14:10
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 00:50
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1159199
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3161

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