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  • Influence of adventure education instructor education on the perspectives and practices of preservice adventure educators
    Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2019
    Co-Authors: Matthew M. Maurer, Matthew D. Curtner-smith

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    The research described in this paper built on the embryonic work on the occupational socialization of adventure educators (AEs). Its purpose was to determine the influence of one adventure education instructor education (AEIE) program on the perspectives and practices of preservice AEs (PAEs). Fifteen PAEs and their instructor were participants. Data were collected with six qualitative techniques and analyzed by employing Analytic Induction and constant comparison. Results revealed that PAEs entered the AEIE program with one of three broad orientations to their subject matter: a leisure orientation, an outdoor pursuits orientation, and an unsophisticated adventure orientation. In addition, they revealed how these orientations were shaped by the differing acculturation the PAEs experienced. The study’s findings also suggested that well-taught AEIE had helped those PAEs near to completing the program acquire a relatively sophisticated adventure orientation regardless of the orientations with which they commenced their training. Keys to the success of the AEIE program were the blend of personal and pedagogical skill displayed by the instructor and the nature and sequencing of the coursework in which the PAEs engaged.

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  • The occupational socialization of two experienced and expert adventure educators
    Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2019
    Co-Authors: Matthew M. Maurer, Matthew D. Curtner-smith

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    Previous research of why inexperienced adventure educators’ (AEs) think and teach as they do had provided findings that suggested how AE instructor education (AEIE) might be improved. The purpose of this study was to build on this work and determine how occupational socialization shaped the perspectives and practices of two experienced and expert AEs. Six qualitative techniques were used to collect data. Analysis involved using Analytic Induction and constant comparison to categorize these data. Categories were then collapsed into meaningful themes. Results revealed how the AEs’ acculturation, professional socialization, and organizational socialization led them to possess sophisticated and advanced but slightly differing perspectives on adventure education, pedagogies for teaching adventure education, and AEIE. Key factors in the development of these perspectives and practices were the AEs’ early and positive experiences of adventure and the outdoors and their master’s degree programs.

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  • Preservice teachers’ conceptions of teaching within sport education and multi-activity units
    Sport Education and Society, 2004
    Co-Authors: Matthew D. Curtner-smith, Seidu Sofo

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    The purpose of the study described in this paper was to determine 15 American preservice teachers’ (PTs) conceptions of the teaching-learning process while teaching Sport Education and Multi-activity units during an early field experience. Data were collected using the critical incident technique and a reflective questionnaire and analyzed by employing Analytic Induction and frequency counts. Results indicated that PTs generally found Sport Education more attractive due to its compatibility with their occupational socialization and its cultural and structural advantages.

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Han Hua – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Characteristics and Trend of Uneven-bars Whole-set-Movement Arrangements at the 37th World Gymnastic Tournament
    Journal of Tianjin Institute of Physical Education, 2004
    Co-Authors: Han Hua

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    With the methods of statistic comparison, Analytic Induction and documentation, the author analyzed the characteristics and trend of the whole-set movement arrangements of the excellent women uneven-bar players and the disadvantages of Chinese women uneven-bars at the 37th world Gymnastic Tournament.To focus on the direct link and transition between movements on the bars and bar-switching movements, and to make the completion of the whole-set movements more expressive,better-knit and more fluent were the character and developing trend of whole-set movement arrangements of uneven- bars. Chinese players suffered a gap in specific quality and capability, and in diverse links between bar-switching movements and movements on the bars.

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  • New Trends of the Technical Development of World Women’s Uneven Bars: An Analysis on the 37th World Gymnastic Tournament
    Journal of Beijing University of Physical Education, 2004
    Co-Authors: Han Hua

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    Based on the video recording of the live telecast of and the relevant documents on the 37th world Gymnastic Tournament, the author of this paper systematically analyzes the new trends of the technical development of current world women’s uneven parallel bars by means of statistic comparison, literature review and Analytic Induction. Bar-switching movements will develop into prances and somersaults. To pay more attention to the direct link between the bar-switching movements and the movements of superior difficulty on the bars, to make the whole-set movements more expressive, more well-knit, and more fluently completed are an important trend of the uneven parallel bars. And the further development of the Stalder forward in L Grip movement series with the arm-wringing technique will also become a new developing trend of the uneven-bar technique.

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Martyn Hammersley – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide: Explorations in Case-focused Causal Analysis
    , 2012
    Co-Authors: Barry Cooper, Judith Glaesser, Roger Gomm, Martyn Hammersley

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    This title offers an exploration of case-focused methods as a means of bridging the quantitative-qualitative divide and the key methodological issues. This book challenges the divide between qualitative and quantitative approaches that is now institutionalized within social science. Rather than suggesting the ‘mixing’ of methods, “Challenging the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide” provides a thorough interrogation of the arguments and practices characteristic of both sides of the divide, focusing on how well they address the common problems that all social research faces, particularly as regards causal analysis. The authors identify some fundamental weaknesses in both quantitative and qualitative approaches, and explore whether case-focused analysis – for instance, in the form of Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Analytic Induction, Grounded Theorising, or Cluster Analysis – can bridge the gap between the two sides.

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  • on becker s studies of marijuana use as an example of Analytic Induction
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 2011
    Co-Authors: Martyn Hammersley

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    Analytic Induction (AI) is an interpretation of scientific method that emerged in early twentieth-century sociology and still has some influence today. Among the studies often cited as examples are Becker’s articles on marijuana use. While these have been given less attention than the work of Lindesmith on opiate addiction and Cressey on financial trust violation, Becker’s work has distinctive features. Furthermore, it raises some important and interesting issues that relate not only to AI but to social scientific explanation more generally. These concern, for example, the presence and nature of causal systems in the social world, the relationship between historical and generalizing approaches, the character and role of social scientific theories, and how they are generated. In this article Becker’s research is examined in detail, and these issues explored through comparisons with the work of Lindesmith and Cressey.

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  • Aristotelian or Galileian? On a Puzzle about the Philosophical Sources of Analytic Induction
    Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 2010
    Co-Authors: Martyn Hammersley

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    This paper looks at the philosophical sources on which Florian Znaniecki and other sociologists who developed the concept of Analytic Induction drew. In particular, it focuses on a conflict in their accounts between appeal to Aristotelian and Galileian notions of science.

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