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Research Method

By | November 2012
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Table of Content
1. Introduction6
1.1. Background6
1.1.1. The History6
1.1.2. How to Play Squash: Equipment and Rule8
1.1.3. The Past Development of Squash in Hong Kong17 1.1.4. The future development of Squash in Hong Kong18 1.1.5. Wider Acceptance20
2. Objective21
2.1. Relevant Information of the Clubhouse and its Squash facilities21 2.2. Research Project Aims24
2.3. My Role as Researcher and Worker25
2.4. Outline of the Report28
3. Methodology29
3.1. Qualitative Research Approach31
3.1.1. Sampling31
3.1.2. Qualitative Data Structure: In-depth Interview and Meeting32 3.1.3. Ethic Issue34
3.2. Quantitative Research Approach35
3.2.1 Sampling35
3.2.2 Quantitative Data Structure: Questionnaire and Database36 3.3. Time Schedule38
4. Date Collection39
4.1. Database39
4.2. Questionnaire41
4.3. In-depth Interview48
4.4. Meeting51
5. Discussion53
5.1. Why low usage of squash courts occurs in club53
5.1.1. Sport popularity55
5.1.2. Lack of awareness of benefits57
5.1.3. Not well-known sport59
5.1.4. Not familiar with squash60
5.1.5. Health Risk and Injury62
5.2. Methods to promote utilisation64
5.3. Change of Purpose70
6. Conclusion73
7. References75
8. Appendices77
8.1. Appendix I: Questionnaire77
8.2. Appendix II: Declaration Form78
8.3. Appendix III: Specifications for a court, a ball, a racquet and protective eyewear79 Table of Figures
Figure 1. Standard squash court with dimensions based on World Squash Federation Specification (World Squash, 2012)9 Figure 2. Correct stance of the players when serving (Squash Game, 2002)14 Figure 4. A poster of “Sport for All Day” was used to promote the event (Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 2010a)20 Figure 5. Location of the Club de Sceneway in Map22...

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