Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider

Hanson, Coral and Allin, Linda (2020) Conducting Evaluation Research with Exercise Referral Schemes as an Insider. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781446273050, 9781529723656

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The case study aims to highlight key methodological and ethical challenges faced while 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 analyze the data. It explores some of 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: referral, exercise, recruitment, knowledge, public health, dropout, keeping track, staffing, drop outs, status, leisure, England, organizations, effectiveness, physical activity
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: 25 Aug 2020 11:20

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