Powerlifting Research Methods

Please select a sport-related topic you would be interesting in studying (Power lifting)

and using the four worldviews and possible research methods, discuss a project that you could complete for a research project. Please keep in mind as we move through this 8 week session that you will not actually be collecting and analyzing data.

The following questions should be answered to successfully complete this assignment:

  • Based on the readings for Week 1, please identify which of the four worldviews presented best aligns with your topic of interest. Also, please explain why you think the worldview and topic fit together so nicely.
  • Please identify whether this would be a quantitative (analyzed statistically), qualitative (written results of personal interviews for example), or mixed methods (combination of both) research project.
  • Provide a few key words you would use to search for resources to complete your review of literature.
  • Provide two (2) examples where you would perform your literature search (types of journals you would use, databases, etc.).

Your paper should be at least three (3) pages in length using APA format. You may, but are not required to, use the assignment guide in Table 1 to help you organize your paper.

Table 1. Assignment Guide.




What would you like to learn about this topic?

Which worldview will you bring to the study?

What are some implications of this worldview for your study?

Which of the three types of design will you use and why?

Which strategy of inquiry will you use and why?

What are key words for your review of literature and where will you search?

quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods


Creswell, J.W. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approach (5th Ed.) Twelve Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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