The world of sport science is often governed by numbers; however, in a new blog post hosted by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Oriam sport scientists argue that numbers alone cannot explain any issue in its entirety. The blog uses sports injury research as its primary example. While objective data might tell us what injury prevention training methods or medical interventions theoretically work, only by actually speaking to end users can we understand why certain approaches are or aren’t adopted into real-world practice. The blog concludes that both quantitative (using numbers) and qualitative (using words) approaches are important when conducting scientific research that has impact in the applied setting. Numbers are important but word gets around.
You can read the full post here.