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Sports-science roundtable: does sports-science research influence practice?

Bishop, David and Burnett, A and Farrow, Damian and Gabbett, T and Newton, R (2006) Sports-science roundtable: does sports-science research influence practice? International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1 (2). pp. 161-168. ISSN 1555-0265

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Abstract

As sports scientists, we claim to make a significant contribution to the body of knowledge that influences athletic practice and performance. Is this the reality? At the inaugural congress of the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science, a panel of well-credentialed academic experts with experience in the applied environment debated the question, Does sports-science research influence practice? The first task was to define “sports-science research,” and it was generally agreed that it is concerned with providing evidence that improves sports performance. When practices are equally effective, sports scientists also have a role in identifying practices that are safer, more time efficient, and more enjoyable. There were varying views on the need for sports-science research to be immediately relevant to coaches or athletes. Most agreed on the importance of communicating the results of sports-science research, not only to the academic community but also to coaches and athletes, and the need to encourage both short- and long-term research. The panelists then listed examples of sports-science research that they believe have influenced practice, as well as strategies to ensure that sports-science research better influences practice.

Item Type: Article
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Online ISSN: 1555-0273

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID22128. sports science research evaluation, effectiveness, athletic performance, athletic practice, Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 05:07
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2014 03:06
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8082
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Citations in Scopus: 7 - View on Scopus

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