Qualitative Methodology in the Study of Traditional Games

Francisco Lagardera

Pere Lavega-Burgués

Joseba Etxebeste

José Ignacio Alonso

*Corresponding author: Pere Lavega plavega@inefc.es

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Ortega Toro, E., & Salado Tarodo, J. (2018). Design of Research Projects in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 134, 7-19. https://doi.org/10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2018/4).134.02



This text presents one way to apply the qualitative methodology to study the emotional experience sparked by different categories of motor games. This proposal is contextualized in the theoretical underpinnings of the education of motor behaviors and in the use of mixed methodologies. The three phases of content analysis are explained applied to comments from different groups of participants in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Brazil (university students and primary and secondary school students) gotten from the validated Games and Emotion Scale (GES) questionnaire and reflective interviews. This avenue of research has enabled conceptual maps interpreting the emotional experience of the different kinds of games to be developed and educational proposals for professionals in modern physical education to be presented.

Keywords: Content Analysis, Motor Behavior, Motor Praxeology, Wellbeing.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Received: september 19, 2017

Accepted: January 24, 2018

Published: October 01, 2018