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Table 2 Overview qualitative study data collection

From: The German Young Olympic Athletes' Lifestyle and Health Management Study (GOAL Study): design of a mixed-method study

  Biathlon Gymnastics Handball Wrestling Total
In-depth interviews (total) 6 6 6 6 24
athletes (female) 3 3 3 3  
athletes (male) 3 3 3 3  
Focus interviews (total) 4 8 8 8 28
experts (female team)   4 4 4  
4      
experts (male team)   4 4 4  
Participant observation (total in days) 6 + 1 12 + 2 12 + 3 12 +2 42 + 8
Training & competition (female team)   6 + 1 6 + 0 6 + 1  
6 + 1      
Training & competition (male team)   6 + 1 6 + 3 6 + 1  
  1. * For reasons of anonymity, no further details can be given on the experts functional roles and the athletes' ages.