Observational methodology: faults in football

Miguel Ángel Saavedra García

Juan Carlos Vázquez Lazo

María José Mosquera-González

Carlos María Agrasar Cruz

Manuel Avelino Giráldez García

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Saavedra García, M. A., Vázquez Lazo, J. C., Mosquera González, M. J., Agrasar Cruz, C. M., & Giráldez García, M. A. (1997). Observational methodology: faults in football. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 50, 38-47.



A review of existing literature on infractions in football shows that most of the studies deal with specific details. Therefore it seems logical to establish multiple relations between the action and the result (double influence: first in the develo¬pment of the game and the behaviour of the public). The present work endeavours to present the means of carrying out a global observation of the infractions committed in play action in the sporting activity of football.

ISSN: 2014-0983

Published: October 01, 1997