The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review

 

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dc.contributor.author den Hollander, Steve
dc.contributor.author Jones, Ben
dc.contributor.author Lambert, Michael
dc.contributor.author Hendricks, Sharief
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-12T06:41:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-12T06:41:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-18
dc.identifier.citation den Hollander, S., Jones, B., Lambert, M., & Hendricks, S. (2018). The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review. Sports medicine-open, 4(1), 27.
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-018-0142-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28296
dc.description.abstract Background Video analysis is a common tool used in rugby union research to describe match performance. Studies using video analysis range from broad statistical studies of commercial databases to in-depth case-studies of specific match events. The range of types of studies using video analysis in rugby union, and how different studies apply the methodology, can make it difficult to compare the results of studies and translate the findings to a real-world setting. In attempt to consolidate the information on video analysis in rugby, a critical review of the literature was performed. Main body Ninety-two studies were identified. The studies were categorised based on the outcome of the study and the type of research question, sub-categorised as ‘what’ and ‘how’ studies. Each study was reviewed using a number of questions related to the application of video analysis in research. There was a large range in the sample sizes of the studies reviewed, with some of the studies being under-powered. Concerns were raised of the generalisability of some of the samples. One hundred percent of ‘how’ studies included at least one contextual variables in their analyses, with 86% of ‘how’ studies including two or more contextual variables. These findings show that the majority of studies describing how events occur in matches attempted to provide context to their findings. The majority of studies (93%) provided practical applications for their findings. Conclusion The review raised concerns about the usefulness of the some of the findings to coaches and practitioners. To facilitate the transfer and adoption of research findings into practice, the authors recommend that the results of ‘what’ studies inform the research questions of ‘how’ studies, and the findings of ‘how’ studies provide the practical applications for coaches and practitioners.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer International Publishing
dc.source Sports Medicine
dc.source.uri https://link.springer.com/journal/40279
dc.subject.other Video analysis
dc.subject.other Critical review
dc.subject.other Rugby
dc.title The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2018-06-24T03:28:12Z
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dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department MRC/UCT RU for Exercise and Sport Medicine en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation den Hollander, S., Jones, B., Lambert, M., & Hendricks, S. (2018). The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review. <i>Sports Medicine</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28296 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation den Hollander, Steve, Ben Jones, Michael Lambert, and Sharief Hendricks "The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review." <i>Sports Medicine</i> (2018) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28296 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation den Hollander S, Jones B, Lambert M, Hendricks S. The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review. Sports Medicine. 2018; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28296. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - den Hollander, Steve AU - Jones, Ben AU - Lambert, Michael AU - Hendricks, Sharief AB - Background Video analysis is a common tool used in rugby union research to describe match performance. Studies using video analysis range from broad statistical studies of commercial databases to in-depth case-studies of specific match events. The range of types of studies using video analysis in rugby union, and how different studies apply the methodology, can make it difficult to compare the results of studies and translate the findings to a real-world setting. In attempt to consolidate the information on video analysis in rugby, a critical review of the literature was performed. Main body Ninety-two studies were identified. The studies were categorised based on the outcome of the study and the type of research question, sub-categorised as ‘what’ and ‘how’ studies. Each study was reviewed using a number of questions related to the application of video analysis in research. There was a large range in the sample sizes of the studies reviewed, with some of the studies being under-powered. Concerns were raised of the generalisability of some of the samples. One hundred percent of ‘how’ studies included at least one contextual variables in their analyses, with 86% of ‘how’ studies including two or more contextual variables. These findings show that the majority of studies describing how events occur in matches attempted to provide context to their findings. The majority of studies (93%) provided practical applications for their findings. Conclusion The review raised concerns about the usefulness of the some of the findings to coaches and practitioners. To facilitate the transfer and adoption of research findings into practice, the authors recommend that the results of ‘what’ studies inform the research questions of ‘how’ studies, and the findings of ‘how’ studies provide the practical applications for coaches and practitioners. DA - 2018-06-18 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Sports Medicine LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review TI - The what and how of video analysis research in rugby union: a critical review UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28296 ER - en_ZA


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