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Burge, Jack (2016) Not known. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The current study looks to determine the existence of an epistemological chain within seven high-level generic sports coaches and discusses whether their personal philosophies reflect their ‘expert’ statuses. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on each high-level coach in order to fully uncover personal views and opinions regarding areas such as knowledge acquisition, coaching methods and perceptions of coaching expertise. An inductive approach was used to discover reoccurring themes and present a clear theory of current coaching practice. Based on the collected data, varying levels of consistency regarding the significant components of the coaching practice were revealed, suggesting an uncertain existence of the epistemological chain among the participating coaches. Nonetheless, the epistemological chain offers a valuable framework to which coaches of all levels and sports can use in order to progress and remain loyal to their personal philosophies

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 15:26
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 15:26
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2644

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