OAI Archive: DSpace at UWIC

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  1. Cristina Figueroa-Domecq, Annette Pritchard, Monica Segovia-Perez, Nigel Morgan & Teresa Villace-Molinero, Tourism Gender Research: A Critical Accounting.
    This paper seeks to rouse debate about the workings of tourism enquiry as a knowledge-generating system through its critical accounting of the sub-field of tourism gender research. This accounting includes a gender-aware bibliometric analysis of 466 journal papers published during 1985–2012, which categorises the sub-field’s prevailing themes and methodologies and identifies its most prolific authors and popular journals. It contends that, despite three decades of study and a recent increase in papers, tourism gender research remains marginal to tourism enquiry, disarticulated (...)
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  2. S. John Perkins, The Strategic Decision Making and Match Preparations of Expert Rugby Union Coaches.
    This investigation has attempted to reveal the processes by which expert rugby union coaches determined match strategy for particular matches, the knowledge that facilitated this decision-making and how the coach acquired and developed this knowledge. Such enquiry was deemed important due to two factors: firstly the apparent centrality of the Coach's strategic direction of his team's performance to the pursuit of competitive success. Also a strong positive relationship postulated by several researchers, between expertise and the nature and effectiveness of the (...)
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  3. Clive Cazeaux, Epistemology and Sensation.
    Sensation is recognized by epistemology as one of the sources of knowledge, alongside memory, testimony, reason, induction and introspection, but this has not always been the case. It is a defining feature of modern epistemology that the senses provide valuable information about the world that cannot be reached through reason alone. However, because the senses can have an intensity and uniqueness that is difficult to describe, it is sometimes not entirely clear what they offer as knowledge, or even whether epistemology (...)
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  4. Ruth H. Johns, An Examination of the Critical Experiences That Lead to the Development and Understanding of Professional Practice Philosophy.
    Establishing a professional philosophy is important in determining effective service delivery. Research in applied sport psychology has identified some components of the development process. This article aims to further understand the development of practitioners‟ professional philosophies by focusing upon critical experiences. Interviews were the chosen method of data collection, and focused on times of training and career following training, and explored the role as a supervisor. Results revealed 20 higher-order and 48 lower-order themes. Three key areas in development included exposure, (...)
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  5. Stephen Thompson, Semi-Infinite Bodies: Towards a Critical Language of the Unapparent.
    This paper explores some of the implications of the term 'wearable technology. The author argues that the notion of wearability betrays a materialistic view of technology which may not be helpful for designers to find the means of fully facilitating the functionality of technology. It is argued that by taking the view that technology can be considered an extensive form of humanity a space can be opened for designers to explore how the body can be considered as an architecture for (...)
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  6. Giorgio Hlad, Secondary School Physical Educators' Philosophies Regarding Competition and its Effective Implementation in PE.
    This paper explored PE teachers’ philosophies regarding competition and its effective utilization in secondary schools. The PE teachers in question consisted of three male and three female participants, all of which derived from comprehensive secondary schools. The participants had a mean age of 31.5 years and a mean of 8.8 years teaching experience. A qualitative research methodology was adopted through the use of semistructured interviews, all of which lasted between 19 and 32 minutes. The interviews incorporated questions associated with Epstein’s (...)
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