» Advanced Education Research Studies
Athletics Alberta is pleased to link with the following universities, affiliates, and their collaborators to help in the advancement of education initiatives on topics relating to sport, health & wellness and recreation.
Please find accredited research institutions that members of the sporting community can participate within (subject to consent) and review documentation on.
If you would like to submit a proposal, please email Peter Ogilvie with an formal letter from your institution that clearly outlines the scope, timelines and outcomes of your project. Please note that all requests are subject to review.
Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for School-aged Children and Youth (5-17 years)
Audrey Hicks, PhD, CSEP President
Mark Tremblay, PhD, Director, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Institute
The Social Determinants of Athletes’ Health: Understanding the Relationship between Health and High Performance Sport
|Principal Investigator:||Parissa Safai, PhD (York University)|
Jean Harvey, PhD (University of Ottawa) &
Philip G. White, PhD (McMaster University)
About the study
There is extensive research documenting the ways in which social, economic and political determinants influence the health of individuals and communities and are directly related to the ways in which resources are organized and distributed among the members of a society. However, there has been a relative absence of research exploring this in the sport context. This three-year project attempts to fill this research gap and aims to investigate the determinants that contribute to or detract from athletes’ health and wellbeing.
Participation in this project is completely voluntary and confidential. Research participants will remain anonymous at all times. In order to ensure your privacy, we would ask your sport organization to forward you a link to the questionnaires via email and your participation in this project would simply involve completing the anonymous online survey.
This project will contribute to our theoretical understanding of the relationship between sport and the social, political and economic factors that influence athletes’ quality of life, as well provide recommendations to support sport policy-makers in developing, implementing and monitoring ‘healthy’ policies and programs for Canadian sport participants. This project is a first in Canada and your participation in this study will be invaluable. There is no compensation for those organizations and athletes participating in this study; however, you may request a copy of the final report upon completion of the project.
If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal Investigator Dr. Parissa Safai at email@example.com or (416) 736-2100 ext. 23040.
Please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/97LXJ73
Understanding Masters Athletes' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs concerning nutritional supplements
|Principal Investigator:||Paul Astles (Leeds Metropolitan University)|
|Co-Investigators:||Susan Backhouse, PhD (Leeds Metropolitan University)|
About the study
Prerequisite: Participants must be a Masters Athlete in regular training or have competed in the previous two to three years.
What is the purpose of the study?
The purpose of the study is to assess and understand Masters Athletes' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs concerning nutritional supplements.
Why have I been chosen to participate?
You have been chosen because you are either a Masters Athlete in regular training or have competed in the previous two to three years.
Do I have to take part?
No, participation in this study is voluntary and consent will be required before any data collection is undertaken. Your consent will be implied should you choose to complete the following questionnaire. You will also have the right to withdraw at any point without prejudice or coercion.
What will happen if I take part?
You will be required to complete an online survey. No personal information will be taken; therefore once the data has been collected there will be no follow up contact between you and the researcher. The data that you provide will be converted into a group average. Analysis on the data will consequently represent the group average and not your own individual response.
What are the benefits of taking part in this research?
By taking part in the study you will be increasing general knowledge in the field of supplement use. Currently, there is a weak evidence base on Masters Athletes and their attitude toward supplements.
What will happen with the results of the study?
All data collected throughout the study will be averaged before analysis; therefore none of the results will be a personal representation of an individual participant. Following analysis the findings will be presented as a research report. There are also plans for the report to be published in an academic journal.
Is confidentiality assured?
Although the results of this project will be reported and published, individual participant’s names will remain anonymous throughout the research. All data from the questionnaires will be stored securely on password protected computers, only accessible by the researcher. At no time will information be disclosed or data used for purposes other then that highlighted above.
What happens if something goes wrong?
In the unlikely event of you experiencing any problems caused by this study please inform Dr Steve Cobley immediately (Address: Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, Leeds Metropolitan University, Fairfax Hall, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS; Phone number: +44113 812 3546; E-mail: S.Cobley@leedsmet.ac.uk) and we will immediately address your issue. The insurance policy of Leeds Metropolitan University, which applies for data collection at the institution, offers ‘no fault’ liability. Copies of this policy are available on request.
Who has reviewed this study?
The Local Ethics Representative at Leeds Metropolitan University has reviewed this study.
If you have any questions or require further information please contact Paul Astles (Principal Investigator) or Dr Susan Backhouse (supervisor) using the details above.
Please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/supplementsurveycarnegie