Quality & Quantity

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Measurement of Variables Involved in the Design of a Training Study: Practical Experience Undertaken in a Sports Organisation



This article describes the process for preparing a survey, which will be used to measure relevant variables, which are involved in a study of training needs in a Spanish sports organisation. The variables which have been considered are: problems and difficulties in carrying work of specific positions; “strong points” in carrying out this work; usefulness of the training received in facing and solving the above-mentioned problems and difficulties; usefulness of the training received in acquiring and strengthening these “strong points” in carrying out work; opinion and suggestions with respect to future training. Due to the applied nature of the study, a data collection methodology was designed which was based on interviews and group discussions with a representative sample of workers. Finally, the predictive capacity of perception, which workers have, of their motivation at work was clearly shown in order to then identify different attitude and conduct patterns.


Psychological assessment qualitative analysis quantitative analysis social science research methods sport management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychology and Sociology DepartmentUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.AFPGRUPO-Consultores del DeporteFray Luis AmigóZaragozaSpain

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