Research Study Participation Request

Paula Murray
Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences
University of Abertay Dundee

I, Paula Murray, a research student in the Division of Sport and Exercise Sciences, from the University of Abertay Dundee, invite you to participate in a research study investigating how coaches in sport are perceived when interacting with athletes. The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of how athletes perceive coaches. I have contacted you because I believe you would make a valuable contribution to this study.

Being involved is very simple, you would be asked to give up 20-30 minutes of your time to watch two brief video clips of a female coach coaching a group of athletes. You would then be asked to rate the coach on a range of factors regarding how they interact with those athletes.  More details are provided on the attached information sheet. You are under no obligation to take part or complete the study.

This research could benefit both coaches and athletes.  In particular it has implications for coaches’ initial training and CPD.  If you have questions or want to be involved in this research then please feel free to contact me using the details at the top of this letter.  You can also contact my research supervisor with any pertinent questions (

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

Yours sincerely,


Paula Murray

This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the School of Social and Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee.

participant info sheet



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