Sociology, History, and Philosophy in The Research Quarterly

Authors: Sage, George H.; Dyreson, Mark S.; Kretchmar, R. Scott

Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1 June 2005, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 88-107(20)


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The accounts of our subdiscipline's contributions to The Research Quarterly are similar. Sociology, history, and philosophy operate at some distance from the biological sciences. The research methods used by scholars in each of our domains address distinctive issues related to objectivity and, thus, validity. Our contributions to The Research Quarterly have been modest, numbering about 240 articles, or slightly over 3 per volume. In short, we have enjoyed only a minority presence in The Research Quarterly during its 75 years of existence. Our stories, however, also diverge in important ways. Our research methods are different, and our relationships with our parent disciplines are not the same. In addition, our perceptions of The Research Quarterly as a potential repository for our respective publications vary considerably.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2005

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