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Foundations of Scientific Research in the Sport and Exercise Sciences


  • James Steele Solent University



research methods, philosophy, philosophy of science


This is a preprint of a chapter forthcoming in the following edited textbook: Eimear Dolan & James Steele (Eds.). Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science: An Open Access Primer. Society for Transparency, Openness, and Replication in Kinesiology. This is the opening chapter of the textbook which introduces foundational philosophical concepts important to the sport and exercise sciences including: ontology, epistemology, axiology, logic, reasoning, and inference.


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