Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26215

Title: Social media as a tool for generating sustained and in-depth insights into sport and exercise practitioners’ ongoing practices
Authors: Goodyear, Victoria A.
Casey, Ashley
Quennerstedt, Mikael
Keywords: Twitter
Social media
Interviews
Reflection
Pedagogy
Practitioners
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: GOODYEAR, V.A., CASEY, A. and QUENNERSTEDT, M., 2017. Social media as a tool for generating sustained and in-depth insights into sport and exercise practitioners’ ongoing practices. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, doi:10.1080/2159676X.2017.1367715.
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to suggest and empirically illustrate how social media can be used to generate sustained and in-depth insights into sport and exercise practitioners’ ongoing practices. This is achieved by discussing the potential for social media in research designs and presenting an analysis of 6 physical education teachers’ and a researcher’s tweets during a six-year school-based continuous professional development programme. Through the use of empirical illustrations we suggest that social media promotes interflections i.e. an ongoing deliberation between practitioners and researchers facilitated by social media. The key contribution of this paper is the argument that social media offers researchers the opportunity to capture sustained and in-depth insights into practitioners and their practices and/or to examine longer-term impacts of programmes or interventions. The discussions are relevant to a range of practitioners within sport and exercise pedagogy, with teachers and teaching used as a representative example of this broad field.
Description: This paper is closed access until 23rd February 2019.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2017.1367715
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26215
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2159676X.2017.1367715
ISSN: 2159-676X
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Goodyear et al QRSEH 2017.pdfAccepted version167.01 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.