A Special Issue of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Author: Terry M. Wood
Publisher: Psychology Press
This inaugural issue is devoted to exploring measurement, research design, and statistics issues in six subdisciplines of exercise and sport science. Originally presented at the Eighth Measurement and Evaluation Symposium, all papers in this issue reflect the work of many renowned measurement specialists and content experts in their respective fields. The articles discuss the following topics: * standards of assessment quality for physical educators and the problem of providing adequate assessment without adequate resources; * the importance of properly conceptualizing and defining appropriate research questions as the "source and solution" for measurement and design issues in reference to motor learning/control and sport and exercise psychology; * the study of individuals -- single-subject and other small-sample designs -- in contrast to the more traditional study of groups; and * the importance of computing and reporting statistical power in research.
Explores a range of basic topics covered in research courses in exercise science, kinesiology, and physical education. This work provides the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses; and understand how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation.
This book introduces the use of statistics to solve a variety ofproblems in exercise science and health and provides readers with asolid foundation for future research and data analysis. Statistics for Exercise Science and Health with MicrosoftOffice Excel: Aids readers in analyzing their own data using the presentedstatistical techniques combined with Excel Features comprehensive coverage of hypothesis testing andregression models to facilitate modeling in sportsscience Utilizes Excel to enhance reader competency in data analysisand experimental designs Includes coverage of both binomial and poison distributionswith applications in exercise science and health Provides solved examples and plentiful practice exercisesthroughout in addition to case studies to illustrate the discussedanalytical techniques Contains all needed definitions and formulas to aid readers inunderstanding different statistical concepts and developing theneeded skills to solve research problems
Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Author: Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
This book examines how the discipline of statistics should respond to the changing environment in which statisticians work. What does the academic, industry, and government customer need? How can the content of courses and of the overall statistics educational experience be arranged to address the customer's needs? Interdisciplinary needs are described, and successful university programs in interdisciplinary statistics are detailed.
Eighteen contributors from science, research, science education, teacher preparation, multicultural education, and cultural anthropology provide multiple perspectives on the complex issues of multicultural science education.
And examples -- References -- Construct validity in physical activity research / Matthew T. Mahar and David A. Rowe -- Definitional stage -- Confirmatory stage -- Theory-testing stage -- Summary -- References -- Physical activity data : odd distributions yield strange answers / Jerry R. Thomas and Katherine T. Thomas -- Overview of the general linear model and rank-order procedures -- Determining whether data are normally distributed -- Application of rank-order procedures -- Data distributions and correlation -- Extensions of GLM rank-order statistical procedures -- Summary -- Endnote -- References -- Equating and linking of physical activity questionnaires / Weimo Zhu -- What is scale equating? -- Equating methods -- Practical issues of scale equating -- Remaining challenges and future research directions -- Summary -- References
Therapeutic Recreation is defined as "the provision of treatment and recreation services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions". Aimed at students and professionals in the field, this book presents a comprehensive introduction to the profession, providing theory and practice for the 21st Century.
A compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. Includes data from both governmental & private sources. Contains information on a variety of subjects, including the number of schools & colleges, teachers, enrollments, graduates, educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, employment & income of recent graduates, libraries, & international education. Also, information on population trends, attitudes, characteristics, use of telecommunications technologies in public schools, etc.
This book presents a collection of statistical methods and procedures to assess data coming from educational systems. The topics examined include: statistical methods for constructing composite indicators, applied measurements, assessment of educational systems, measurement of the performance of the students at Italian universities, and statistical modeling for questionnaire data. Other issues are the implications of introducing different assessment criteria and procedures to the Italian university system.
Evaluating Performance in Physical Education describes the tools and techniques that can be used by teachers to assess student performance, curriculum, and method of teaching. The book discusses conventional material in evaluating physical education performance through written, fitness tests, and elementary statistics. The text also explains nonparametric statistics, subjective evaluation, and a theoretical model for fitness and performance. The authors review the functions, evaluation, and administration of testing. The authors also explain in more detail subjective evaluation and offer three forms: 1) experience of the teacher; 2) skill to be rated; and 3) length of time for rating. In testing events, nonparametric statistical procedures show more reliability; parametric procedures are preferably to be used in established research stations. The authors also list some guidelines to be followed in evaluating the student such as objectives, assignment of grades, and acceptance of the grading plan. The book also discusses procedures when evaluation involves large groups. The text can assist physical education teachers, school administrators, and educators in evaluating their subject course or curricula.