FitQuest qualitative dataset



This dataset contains qualitative interview and observation notes from the pilot FitQuest randomised controlled trial. The overall aim of the trial was to evaluate whether a theory based location-based exergame (FitQuest) could increase exercise self-efficacy and physical activity (PA) at school compared to standard provision in physical education (PE) classes. The cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) was conducted among children aged 10-11 years attending 10 state-funded primary schools in Scotland. One class in each school was randomly allocated to intervention (n=5, 111 children) or control (n=5, 104 children). The qualitative dataset archived here was also gathered during the pilot RCT in order to explore whether the programme theory for FitQuest was correct with respect to how and why it would change children’s perceptions of physical activity (PA) and exercise self-efficacy in the school setting. A further aim was to investigate the features of the school setting (context) that may impact on FitQuest’s implementation and effectiveness. The dataset has transcripts of 6 paired interviews with children and three interviews with teachers. It also has researchers' notes from 19 observation sessions. The trial was registered as ISRCTN11693550.

Data Citation

University of Edinburgh. Moray House School of Education. (2016). FitQuest Qualitative DataSet, 2014-2015 [dataset].
Date made availableMay 2016
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage2014
Date of data production2013 - 2014

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