“Turning point moments in the field”
In September 2014 the 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise will take place at
Loughborough University. Following on from the success of the last conference at the University of Roehampton, this
conference will be held in conjunction with the international journal, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health. The conference will be chaired by Dr Brett Smith and co-chaired by Toni Williams.
Qualitative research in sport and exercise is growing. It is also increasingly being celebrated for what it can offer
academics, students, practitioners, and policy makers. This conference is dedicated to promoting cutting edge empirical inquiry, advancements in qualitative methods, and debates about methodology, theory, representation,
criteria, ethics, and practice. We welcome qualitative researchers from all the social scientific areas of sport and exercise to share and critically discuss their experiences of conducting qualitative inquiry. The conference will serve the interests of those in all areas of qualitative study related to sport and exercise. This includes sport and exercise psychology, sociology of sport and physical culture, sport history, physical education and pedagogy, sports medicine, and sport management and policy.