Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider

Hanson, Coral and Allin, Linda (2019) Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781446273050 (In Press)

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The case aims to highlight key methodological and ethical challenges faced whilst conducting mixed methods evaluation research as an insider with a senior position in an exercise referral organization. This case derives from a PhD study exploring the expectations and experiences of participants in an exercise referral scheme for people with non-communicable diseases in northeast England. This case focuses mainly on the qualitative element of the evaluation and gives insight into the value of longitudinal semi-structured interviews as a research tool and the use of a framework approach to analyse the data. It explores some the benefits and dilemmas involved in conducting insider research, and discusses how using a reflective diary can raise awareness of bias; help develop research skills and aid analysis

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 15:39
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 15:45

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