Participants paced their own imagery and no instructions were provided about the frequency of imaging the dart throws. One limitation of the present study was that we provided no instructions to participants about the number of times they should imagine throwing a dart at the target during each session. Hence, there was inconsistency in number of throws imagined, which may have influenced performance.
This result provides evidence that participants in the three music conditions were able to use imagery equally effectively as part of the intervention program. Qualitative data from the short interviews were summarized using inductive content analysis. Content analysis refers to investigators searching text for recurring words and themes . This procedure allows researchers to organize raw data (e.g., direct quotations from participants) into interpretable and meaningful themes and categories as the inquirers come to understand patterns that exist . Inductive content analysis was used because the purpose … Read More