Great British medalists: Response to the commentaries
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Hardy et al. (2017) reported the findings of a large-scale, multisource, qualitative study that examined the commonalities of, and discriminators between, a group of super-elite (SE) and a group of elite (E) athletes who were matched on gender, sport, discipline, and era. Fifteen research teams who are actively engaged in research in the domain then provided critical commentaries on the target paper. In our response to these commentaries, we briefly remind the reader of the primary findings of the original paper and then deal with the commentaries under the subheadings: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Elite Performance; Mediating and Moderating Variables; Methodological Issues; Omissions; and Alternative Approaches. Finally, we discuss the very small number of disagreements that we have with any of the commentaries
Progress in Brain Research;
Hardy, L., Barlow, M., Evans, L., Rees, T., Woodman, T. and Warr, C. (2017) 'Great British medalists: Response to the commentaries', In Walsh, V., Wilson, M. & Parkin, B. (ed.s) Progress in Brain Research. Sport and the Brain: The Science of Preparing, Enduring and Winning, Part A (Vol. 232, pp. 207-216). Elsevier.
Chapter 18 of the monograph series Progress in Brain Research (2017) available online at https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.pbr.2017.03.005
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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