This guide will show you resources available for research in Physical Education.
You will find information as follows:
Before conducting research in physical education, you need to be aware that physical education is a social science. So, while we can look for physical education research in health or education databases, we will find other research in social science databases.
The social sciences are concerned with the study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society. The social sciences include (but are not limited to):
The social sciences are inherently interdisciplinary, meaning they draw upon one another's research and use it as a part of their own.
In terms of research in physical education, what does this mean? Social sciences databases might give us perspective on why, for example, people engage in physical exercise - psychology journals might tell us the answer. Sociological journals might tell us if there is something culturally that leads people to engage in physical activity. Education journals might help you find information on teaching people to lead healthier lifestyles through physical activity.
Moral of the story: you need to look in many places for your research, beyond purely health or education databases.