In praise of quantitative methods: how numbers can change culture

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Speed, Harriet and Andersen, Mark B (2011) In praise of quantitative methods: how numbers can change culture. In: Critical essays in applied sport psychology. Gilbourne, David and Andersen, Mark B, eds. Human Kinetics, Champaign, Ill., pp. 39-57.


Many qualitative researchers make impassioned pleas for sport cultures to change. They tell tales of sexism, racism, homophobia, abuse, and exploitation. Harriet and Mark argue that these calls to arms are important and worthy of attention, yet the degree to which such studies actually change culture is unknown. They discuss the issue of research effecting change and tell the story of a quantitative study on the health and welfare of jockeys in the Australian racing industry.

Item type Book Section
ISBN 9780736078856
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > SEO Classification > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords ResPubID23472, quantitative research, jockeys, retirement, career transition, employment, working conditions, Racing Victoria, Australia
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