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Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance-3E w/Web Stdy Gde,9780736065030

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance-3E w/Web Stdy Gde

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0736065032
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Pub. Date:
6/1/2006
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Human Kinetics
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Summary

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Third Edition,offers unmatched, in-depth instruction in measurement and evaluation techniques. Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition features a new section on epidemiology and further develops international perspectives. This edition also features improved readability in measurement statistics and enhanced efficiency in solving measurement and evaluation problems through the use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).Additional features that are new to this edition:-Revised first chapter that lays the groundwork for improved learning throughout the text-Inclusion of a specific downloadable data set that is used as an example in many chapters-Removal of outdated and complicated statistical techniques, eliminating the need for a background in higher-level mathematics-Additional computer tasks in each chapter that tie earlier learning to specific applications-Decision scenarios similar to those made by human performance professionals to help students apply decision making skills to practical, real-life problems The text also increases the number of problem sets and places a greater emphasis on student-friendly learning through its learning aids, including chapter objectives, measurement and evaluation challenges, highlight features, mastery items, and new computer tasks for each chapter. Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Third Edition,will appeal to students by engaging them in the material to increase their comprehension, and to professionals through its depth of information and ease in locating it.Includes an online study guide! To assist students using the text, Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Third Edition, has a companion online student study guide that allows students to interactively practice, review, and develop their understanding of measurement and evaluation processes so that they can make strong grades and valid decisions. Students will receive free access to the study guide with the purchase of a new text, or it may be purchased as a separate componentThe online study guide is designed to help students learn, understand, and practice the main concepts of each chapter. Students will find selected answers to mastery items from the text, homework problems, selected homework answers, data matrixes to download, and multiple choice quizzes designed to test their knowledge of the textbook material. They will also find lecture outlines created by the authors to help them learn the key concepts, as well as links to related sites on the Web and a variety of test tips.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Credits xv
I Basic Tools in Measurement and Evaluation
1(78)
Introduction to Tests and Measurements
2(12)
Nature of Measurement and Evaluation
4(3)
Purposes of Measurement, Testing, and Evaluation
7(2)
Domains of Human Performance
9(5)
Using Technology in Measurement and Evaluation
14(18)
Using Microcomputers to Analyze Data
17(3)
Using SPSS
20(10)
Downloading Data Matrices
30(2)
Descriptive Statistics and the Normal Distribution
32(18)
Scales of Measurement
34(1)
Summation Notation
35(1)
Reporting Data
35(2)
Central Tendency
37(1)
Distribution Shapes
37(3)
Variability
40(3)
Standard Scores
43(1)
Normal-Curve Areas (z Table)
44(6)
Correlation and Prediction
50(14)
Correlation Coefficient
52(2)
Calculating r
54(4)
Prediction
58(5)
Multiple Correlation
63(1)
Inferential Statistics
64(15)
Hypothesis Testing
66(2)
Independent and Dependent Variables
68(1)
Selected Statistical Tests
69(10)
II Reliability, Validity, and Grading
79(98)
Norm-Referenced Measurement
80(24)
Reliability
83(11)
Validity
94(6)
Applied Reliability and Validity Measures
100(4)
Criterion-Referenced Measurement
104(22)
Developing Criterion-Referenced Standards
107(1)
Development of Criterion-Referenced Testing
107(3)
Statistical Analysis of CRTs
110(1)
Statistical Techniques to Use With CRTs
111(5)
CRT Examples
116(5)
Applying Criterion-Referenced Standards to Epidemiology
121(5)
Alternative Assessment
126(26)
Recent Trends in Educational Assessment
130(1)
Alternative Assessment of Psychomotor Skills
131(5)
Establishing Criteria for Judging Alternative Assessments
136(6)
Alternative Assessment Techniques
142(6)
Guidelines for Developing Alternative Assessments
148(2)
Improving Alternative Assessment
150(2)
Grading: A Summative Evaluation
152(25)
Evaluations and Standards
155(1)
Process of Grading
155(1)
Determining Instructional Objectives
156(4)
Consistency in Grading
160(1)
Grading Mechanics
160(17)
III Applications of Measurement and Evaluation
177(194)
Measuring Cognitive Objectives With Written Tests
178(44)
Planning the Test
181(8)
Constructing and Scoring the Test
189(18)
Administering the Test
207(3)
Analyzing the Test
210(2)
Item Analysis
212(4)
Sources of Written Tests
216(1)
Questionnaires
217(5)
Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Adults
222(52)
Health-Related Physical Fitness
225(1)
Apparently Healthy People
226(1)
Measuring Aerobic Capacity
227(8)
Measuring Body Composition
235(9)
Measuring Muscular Strength and Endurance
244(8)
Measuring Flexibility
252(3)
Health-Related Fitness Batteries
255(1)
Physical Fitness Assessment in Older Adults
256(2)
Older Adult Fitness Battery
258(10)
Special Populations
268(1)
Measuring Physical Activity
268(4)
Certification Programs
272(1)
Practical Health-Related Fitness Battery
272(2)
Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Youth
274(32)
Health-Related Fitness and Motor Fitness
278(1)
Norms Versus Criterion-Referenced Standards
279(1)
Normative Data
280(3)
Youth Fitness Test Batteries
283(5)
Fitnessgram
288(8)
Variable Standards in Youth Fitness Tests
296(1)
Enhancing Reliable and Valid Fitness Test Results With Children
297(1)
Special Children
298(2)
Measuring Physical Activity in Youth
300(6)
Assessment of Sport Skills and Motor Abilities
306(32)
Guidelines for Sport Skills and Motor Performance Tests
308(1)
Effective Testing Procedures
309(2)
Developing Psychomotor Tests
311(1)
Issues in Skills Testing
312(3)
Skills Test Classification
315(12)
Testing Motor Abilities
327(4)
Purposes of Human Performance Analysis
331(7)
Psychological Measurements in Sport and Exercise
338(33)
Sport Psychology: Performance Enhancement and Mental Health
340(1)
Trait Versus State Measures
341(1)
General Versus Sport-Specific Measures
342(1)
Cautions in Using Psychological Tests
343(2)
Quantitative Versus Qualitative Measurement
345(5)
Scales Used in Sport and Exercise Psychology
350(13)
General Psychological Scales Used in Sport and Exercise
363(8)
Glossary 371(8)
References 379(8)
Index 387(10)
About the Authors 397


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