Request For Help With Dissertation
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Printed Date: 26 May 2013 at 7:27am
Topic: Request For Help With Dissertation
Posted By: Andy McLean
Subject: Request For Help With Dissertation
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2010 at 1:08am
This is a request for help on behalf of one of my students.
Laura Cunningham is currently in her 3rd year of her Duel Honors
Martial Arts Degree at Buxton University in Derbyshire. When Laura completes her Degree not only will she
be the first Aikidoka to have completed the course but the first female
to have done so.
Below is a copy of Laura's email request to the Chairman of the Kai Shin Kai.
She is looking for females over the age of 18 at all grades and experience.
I have not posted Luara's contact email so should any one wish to help then please PM me and I will pass on her contact details and a copy of the short questionnaire.
Many thanks in advance for any help offered.
Hi my name is Laura Cunningham, i train in Aikido under Sensei Andy
McLean, I am currently in my 3rd year of a martial arts theory and practice
and physical health and activity BA joint honors degree at the University of
Derby, Buxton. For the purpose of my degree i am required to produce an
independent study also known as a dissertation.
The area which i am
focusing on is martial arts, in particular Aikido. The working title is: "What
are the perceived barriers and motivational aspects for females who
participate or would like to participate in Aikido?
I am emailing you
to see if there are any statistics that you can provide on the number of
participating females within Aikido, past and present.
Also as chair
of Kai Shin Kai are you able to support me in giving out questionnaires to
females within Kai Shin Kai who participate in aikido to aid in my
If any more information is required please do not hesitate to
Thank you for any help that you are able to give
Aikido is constantly changing and evolving - so must we!!!!
http://www.andys-style.co.uk - http://www.andys-style.co.uk
Posted By: Webmaster
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2010 at 6:14pm
Hi All you lady Aikidoka, I hope you are all helping!!! I have passed this to all the women in my club (thats only 2 though)