chapter  15
Pursuing the next challenges
Directions for research on the psychology of endurance performance
WithCarla Meijen, Alister McCormick
Pages 13

Taking into account the psychosocial and psychophysiological demands and the interventions discussed in section i and ii, this chapter summarises the methodological issues in the research and provides suggestions on how to design studies to test the potential benefits of interventions. For example, we will discuss the placebo effect on endurance performance and its implications when designing and interpreting experimental studies. Alternative suggestions for research including single case research designs and think-aloud protocols will also be covered.