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Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Oct;7(5):482-92.

Research designs in sports physical therapy.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA drphilpage@gmail.com.

Abstract

Research is designed to answer a question or to describe a phenomenon in a scientific process. Sports physical therapists must understand the different research methods, types, and designs in order to implement evidence-based practice. The purpose of this article is to describe the most common research designs used in sports physical therapy research and practice. Both experimental and non-experimental methods will be discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Research design; research methods; scientific process

PMID:
23091780
PMCID:
PMC3474303

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