1st Edition

Lab Reports and Projects in Sport and Exercise Science
A Guide for Students

ISBN 9780273758402
Published January 18, 2013 by Routledge
176 Pages

USD $44.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Lab Reports and Projects in Sport and Exercise Science: A guide for students provides a comprehensive overview of what should be contained within each section of a scientific report, and clearly explains how it should be presented. Written in a friendly and engaging style, it guides the reader through abstracts, literature reviews, methodology, reporting discussions and referencing, and contains a wealth of examples and practical advice on how to improve and refine your own writing.

From writing a first lab report to preparing a final year dissertation or postgraduate thesis, sports and exercise science students at all levels will find this book a valuable resource in developing both skill and confidence in scientific communication.

Key features

  • The layout of the book is designed to reflect that of a typical scientific report, to help students plan their own projects.
  • Each chapter includes numerous examples, exercises and activities to engage students and develop skills in each aspect of report writing.
  • Includes discussion of critical appraisal techniques to help students refine their research questions.
  • All data sets and illustrations used are drawn from the key disciplines in sport and exercise science, including physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Abstracts

Chapter 2: Introductions and Literature reviews

Chapter 3: Methods

Chapter 4: Results

Chapter 5: The Discussion

Chapter 6: Referencing and general writing tips



View More



Mike Newell is the Course Director for Sport and Exercise Science at Coventry University, UK.