Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-02-01
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>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 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).This improved text drives home basic measurement and evaluation concepts that are of value to both professionals and students in the human performance arena. Through its solid presentation of basic measurement concepts, this new edition prepares the reader to do the following:--Identify and solve practical physical education and human performance problems in kinesiology, physical education, health, and fitness.-Heighten focus on decision making, an integral part of a movement professional's daily routine.-Apply decision-making skills to practical, real-life problems.>Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Third Edition,> removes outdated and complicated statistical techniques, eliminating the need for a background in higher-level mathematics. It 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. There is also an online student study guide to facilitate the learning experience, available atwww.HumanKinetics.com/MeasurementandEvaluationinHumanPerfomance.In addition to the student resources, the text is complemented by a variety of online instructor materials to facilitate the teaching experience. These include an instructor guide, a test package, and a PowerPoint presentation, all available online.>Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Third Edition,> appeals to professionals through its depth of information and ease in locating it. The text also appeals to students by engaging them in the material to increase their comprehension.

Table of Contents

Introduction to tests and measurementsp. 2
Using technology in measurement and evaluationp. 14
Descriptive statistics and the normal distributionp. 32
Correlation and predictionp. 50
Inferential statisticsp. 64
Norm-referenced measurementp. 80
Criterion-referenced measurementp. 104
Alternative assessmentp. 126
Grading : a summative evaluationp. 152
Measuring cognitive objectives with written testsp. 178
Physical fitness and activity assessment in adultsp. 222
Physical fitness and activity assessment in youthp. 274
Assessment of sport skills and motor abilitiesp. 306
Psychological measurements in sport and exercisep. 338
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