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You can find additional books about research methods in kinesiology and health education in our Library Catalog.
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Background information, from sources like encyclopedias, provides a general overview of a research topic. You'll learn important terms, concepts, events and theories, and you'll pinpoint key authors and studies.
This type of knowledge is especially helpful as you develop your research questions and gauge the scope of what you'll study. You'll also get a sense of the lingo and vocabulary you will need to develop good database searches and understand the literature you find.
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