Statistics for Sports and Exercise Science

A Practical Approach

Author: John Newell,Tom Aitchison,Stanley Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317904184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 440

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Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science assumes no prior knowledge of statistics and uses real-life case studies to introduce the importance of statistics in sport and exercise science. Statistical tests and techniques are described here in a friendly and easy-to-understand manner, giving you the confidence to analyses data and complete your own statistical studies.

Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies

An Introduction

Author: Peter O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136479287

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies guides the student through the full research process, from selecting the most appropriate statistical procedure, to analysing data, to the presentation of results, illustrating every key step in the process with clear examples, case-studies and data taken from real sport and exercise settings. Every chapter includes a range of features designed to help the student grasp the underlying concepts and relate each statistical procedure to their own research project, including definitions of key terms, practical exercises, worked examples and clear summaries. The book also offers an in-depth and practical guide to using SPSS in sport and exercise research, the most commonly used data analysis software in sport and exercise departments. In addition, a companion website includes more than 100 downloadable data sets and work sheets for use in or out of the classroom, full solutions to exercises contained in the book, plus over 1,300 PowerPoint slides for use by tutors and lecturers. Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies is a complete, user-friendly introduction to the use of statistical tests, techniques and procedures in sport, exercise and related subjects. Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/cw/odonoghue

Key Concepts in Sport and Exercise Research Methods

Author: Michael Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292029

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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"What a helpful book! This will be a 'friend ' to many undergraduate students looking for clarification." - Helen Hazelwood, St Mary's University College "This is a great book that really helps the students understand research and the complex processes that can often daunt even the most intelligent students." - Phil Barter, Middlesex University "Few can bring research methods to life like Mike Atkinson. His breadth of research interests and experience mean he can introduce you to all you need to know and inspire you to get down to doing some research yourself." - Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University This book systematically demonstrates the significance and application of research methods in plain language. Written for students, it contains the core methodological concepts, practices and debates they need to understand and apply research methods within the field of sport and exercise. It provides a comprehensive panoramic introduction which will reassure and empower students. Written by a leading academic and drawing on years of teaching experience, it includes carefully cross-referenced entries which critically engage with interdisciplinary themes and data. Each concept includes: clear definitions suggestions for further reading comprehensive examples practical applications Pragmatic, lucid and concise the book will provide essential support to students in sports studies, sport development, sport and exercise science, kinesiology and health.

Research Methods in Sports Coaching

Author: Lee Nelson,Ryan Groom,Paul Potrac

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135093105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

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Research Methods in Sports Coaching is a key resource for any student, researcher or practitioner wishing to undertake research into sports coaching. It takes the reader through each phase of the research process, from identifying valuable research questions, to data collection and analyses, to the presentation and dissemination of research findings. It is the only book to focus on the particular challenges and techniques of sports coaching research, with each chapter including examples, cases and scenarios from the real world of sports coaching. The book introduces and explores important philosophical, theoretical and practical considerations in conducting coaching research, including contextual discussions about why it’s important to do sports coaching research, how to judge the quality of coaching research, and how sports coaching research might meet the needs of coaching practitioners. Written by a team of leading international scholars and researchers from the UK, US, Canada and Australia, and bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is an essential course text for any research methods course taken as part of a degree programme in sports coaching or coach education.

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Activity Applications

Exercise Science, Physical Education, Coaching, Athletic Training & Health

Author: Phillip A Bishop

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351818104

Category:

Page: N.A

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This book takes a learner-oriented approach as it strives to make complex material understandable and usable. By understanding the underlying principles of measurement and evaluation, readers will then be able to apply those principles and concepts in a variety of physical activity and health-related settings. Practical exercises and applications demonstrate the usefulness of measurement and evaluation, reinforce key points, and make readers active participants in their own education. The book is divided into three parts. Part One introduces the measurement process, showing readers the relevance of measurement and evaluation to their personal and professional lives, and including examples and statistics related to such concepts as validity, reliability, and objectivity. The two chapters in Part Two further help readers understand numbers and assist those who need to use more advanced statistical calculations. Part Three presents measurement and evaluation applications in various settings, such as measuring physical fitness; measuring exercise, physical activity, and health; measuring in competitive sports and coaching; measuring and evaluating knowledge and assigning grades; and measuring in research. Throughout, discussions and examples show the relevance and application of measurement and evaluation in various professions, including physical therapy, athletic training, fitness/wellness management, exercise and sport psychology, exercise science, coaching, and physical education.

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance

Author: James R. Morrow

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736090398

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 457

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Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance,Fourth Edition, introduces students to tests and measurements as well as statistical decision making and interpretation with regard to human performance problems in the areas of kinesiology, physical education, health, and fitness.

Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology

Author: Terry Wood,Terry M. Wood,Weimo Zhu

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736045032

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 428

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Provides readers with an understanding of the basics of measurement techniques in physical activity, by focusing on understanding the concept behind techniques. Looking at measurement issues in the physical domain, this book is useful for post graduate students, researchers and professionals in sport and exercise science.

Science for Exercise and Sport

Author: Craig A. Williams,David V. B. James

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780419251705

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Science for Exercise and Sportis a handbook written for undergraduate sport studies and sport and exercise students. It introduces students to the basic scientific principles that will underpin their learning during their studies and is aimed primarily at students who have little or no background in science. In this book, Craig Williams and David James relate key scientific concepts to an applied situation in order to help gain an understanding by reflecting on the applied nature and examples of the science in action.

Sport and Exercise Science

Essays in the History of Sports Medicine

Author: Jack W. Berryman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252062421

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 372

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Sports medicine and the scientific study of exercise, sports, and physical education are enjoying a steady rise in popularity. This volume reveals that a number of current debates concerning the body, physical health, types and degrees of exercise, athletic contest, the use and abuse of aids to performance, and much more, have their roots in the nineteenth century and earlier.

Research Methods in Sport Studies and Sport Management

A Practical Guide

Author: A.J. Veal,Simon Darcy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317691156

Category:

Page: 616

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Research can be a challenging but rewarding activity. All degree-level students studying sport, and all effective professionals working in the sport sector need to have a sound understanding of research methods and how to critically interpret research findings. This broad-ranging, in-depth and practical textbook introduces research methods for students on sport-related degree courses, outlining the knowledge and practical skills needed to undertake meaningful research and to become a knowledgeable consumer of the research of others. The book explores every element of the research process, from the fundamental ‘what, why and who?’ questions, through research plans, literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and data analysis, to the communication of research results. It offers a critical appraisal of alternative methods, including mixed methods, as well as clear guidance on how to use each particular method. Every chapter contains test questions and practical exercises, detailed case studies, a clear chapter summary and extensive guides to further sport-related study resources, to enable students to check their understanding and develop, extend and apply their practical skills. Step-by-step introductions to the use of the key statistical packages Excel, SPSS and NVivo in sport research are included. On-line support materials include some 400 PowerPoint slides and copies of data-sets used in the book. With deeper and broader coverage than any other sport-related research methods textbook, and a clear focus on ‘how to do it’, Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management is an essential companion for any sport-related degree course.

Sports Research with Analytical Solution using SPSS

Author: J. P. Verma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119206731

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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A step-by-step approach to problem-solving techniques using SPSS® in the fields of sports science and physical education Featuring a clear and accessible approach to the methods, processes, and statistical techniques used in sports science and physical education, Sports Research with Analytical Solution using SPSS® emphasizes how to conduct and interpret a range of statistical analysis using SPSS. The book also addresses issues faced by research scholars in these fields by providing analytical solutions to various research problems without reliance on mathematical rigor. Logically arranged to cover both fundamental and advanced concepts, the book presents standard univariate and complex multivariate statistical techniques used in sports research such as multiple regression analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, and factor analysis. The author focuses on the treatment of various parametric and nonparametric statistical tests, which are shown through the techniques and interpretations of the SPSS outputs that are generated for each analysis. Sports Research with Analytical Solution using SPSS® also features: Numerous examples and case studies to provide readers with practical applications of the analytical concepts and techniques Plentiful screen shots throughout to help demonstrate the implementation of SPSS outputs Illustrative studies with simulated realistic data to clarify the analytical techniques covered End-of-chapter short answer questions, multiple choice questions, assignments, and practice exercises to help build a better understanding of the presented concepts A companion website with associated SPSS data files and PowerPoint® presentations for each chapter Sports Research with Analytical Solution using SPSS® is an excellent textbook for upper-undergraduate, graduate, and PhD-level courses in research methods, kinesiology, sports science, medicine, nutrition, health education, and physical education. The book is also an ideal reference for researchers and professionals in the fields of sports research, sports science, physical education, and social sciences, as well as anyone interested in learning SPSS.

Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport

Author: Joseph Baker,Stephen Cobley,Jörg Schorer,Nick Wattie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317359836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 498

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Identifying athletic talent and developing that talent to its full potential is a central concern in sport. Understanding talent identification and its implications for both positive and negative developmental outcomes is crucial to sporting success. This is the first comprehensive resource for scientists, researchers, students, coaches, analysts and policymakers looking to improve their knowledge of the talent identification and development process. With contributions from leading researchers and practitioners, this book offers a complete overview of contemporary talent identification and development from in-depth discussion of methodological and philosophical issues through to practical applications. Adopting an international and multi-disciplinary approach, it addresses all key aspects of the talent identification and development process, including skill acquisition and motor learning, psychological factors and family influences, creating optimal environments for performance, and dealing with injury and rehabilitation. Presenting an unrivalled wealth of research, the Routledge Handbook of Talent Identification and Development in Sport is an essential resource for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree course in sport studies, sport science, sport coaching or sport management, as well as for sport policymakers, analysts and coaches.

Data Analysis in Sport

Author: Peter O'Donoghue,Lucy Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317810376

Category: Medical

Page: 278

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Making sense of sports performance data can be a challenging task but is nevertheless an essential part of performance analysis investigations. Focusing on techniques used in the analysis of sport performance, this book introduces the fundamental principles of data analysis, explores the most important tools used in data analysis, and offers guidance on the presentation of results. The book covers key topics such as: The purpose of data analysis, from statistical analysis to algorithmic processing Commercial packages for performance and data analysis, including Focus, Sportscode, Dartfish, Prozone, Excel, SPSS and Matlab Effective use of statistical procedures in sport performance analysis Analysing data from manual notation systems, player tracking systems and computerized match analysis systems Creating visually appealing ‘dashboard’ interfaces for presenting data Assessing reliability. The book includes worked examples from real sport, offering clear guidance to the reader and bringing the subject to life. This book is invaluable reading for any student, researcher or analyst working in sport performance or undertaking a sport-related research project or methods course

Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Author: David Carless,Kitrina Douglas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444348205

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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With approximately 1 in 6 adults likely to experience a significant mental health problem at any one time (Office for National Statistics), research into effective interventions has never been more important. During the past decade there has been an increasing interest in the role that sport and physical activity can play in the treatment of mental health problems, and in mental health promotion. The benefits resulting from physiological changes during exercise are well documented, including improvement in mood and control of anxiety and depression. Research also suggests that socio-cultural and psychological changes arising from engagement in sport and physical activity carry valuable mental health benefits. Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health is an evidence-based practical guide for nurses, allied health professionals, social workers, physical activity leaders, and sport coaches. The authors provide comprehensive analysis of a broad range of client narratives, integrating theory and the latest research to explore the effectiveness of various interventions. The book offers readers detailed recommendations, suggestions, and ideas as to how sport and physical activity opportunities can be tailored to provide the greatest mental health benefits.

Statistics in Kinesiology

Author: William J. Vincent,Joseph P. Weir

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 149258312X

Category: Science

Page: 392

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The only statistics text currently available specifically for kinesiology majors, Statistics in Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, provides an accessible introduction to statistics concepts and techniques and their applications to kinesiology-related fields. Students will learn to use statistical tools to analyze quantitative data and then apply that knowledge to common questions and problems they will encounter as they continue their studies. The fourth edition has been fully updated with new content that reflects the changing face of the kinesiology discipline, including the following: • A new chapter on clinical measures, including information on relative risk, odds ratios, and diagnostic testing, that will be especially pertinent to students in athletic training, physical therapy, and other fields dealing with clinical or rehabilitation populations • More detailed coverage of analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), which is becoming the technique of choice for analyzing pretest–posttest control group design • New material on statistical inference and correlations, including information on hypothesis testing, types of error, confidence intervals, and partial correlations • Additional information on the quantification of reliability and its applications in kinesiology Statistics in Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, begins with a thorough introduction to basic concepts such as measurement and research; organizing and displaying data; percentiles; mode, median, and mean; and measures of variability. The text then explores more advanced topics, including correlation and regression, t tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and analysis of nonparametric data. While the book offers an overview of the most important statistical concepts and techniques, the emphasis remains on those commonly used concepts in kinesiology disciplines, such as repeated measures ANOVA and the interpretation of interactions in factorial ANOVAs. The fourth edition features extensive problem sets that will help students begin to calculate and interpret data. To enhance learning, students are encouraged to practice the calculations manually, but knowledge of advanced mathematics is not required. The examples given involve only basic algebra skills. Information on computer-based application is also provided throughout the book. In becoming familiar with the mathematical formulas used by software programs, students will learn to critically evaluate computer results and interpret data with greater confidence and ease.In updating this text, the authors have been careful to retain the features that have made past editions such a success. Examples drawn from exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical education, and physical therapy help students relate to how the techniques are used and how those techniques allow them to answer questions in their chosen fields. The problem sets are designed to help students interact more fully with the content, thereby aiding in their comprehension of concepts and techniques. Answers for each of the problem sets are located in the back of the text and give students the opportunity to check their work as they progress. Chapter summaries and key words lists identify content that students should carefully review. With Statistics in Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, students will gain a solid understanding of the statistical techniques used in physical activity fields. The book’s practical approach, based on the authors’ more than 50 years of combined experience in teaching statistics, will make it easy for students to learn these important, but often intimidating, concepts.

Exercise Physiology

From a Cellular to an Integrative Approach

Author: Philippe Connes

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607504960

Category: Science

Page: 673

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There is no doubt that if the field of exercise physiology is to make further advancements. The various specialized areas must work together in solving the unique and difficult problems: of understanding how exercise is initiated, maintained and regulated at many functional levels, and what causes us to quit. Exercise is perhaps the most, complex of physiological functions, requiring the coordinated, integrated activation of essentially evey cell, tissue and organ in the body. Such activation is known to take place at all levels - from molecular to systemic. Focusing on important issues addiessed at cellular and systemic levels, this handbook presents state-of-the-art research in the field of exercise physiology. Each chapter serves as a comprehensive resource that will sti mulate and challenge discussion in advanced students, researchers physiologists, medical doctors and practitioners. Authored by respected exercise physiologists from nineteen countries, each chapter has been significantly updated to provide up-to-date coverage of the topics and to offer complete descriptions of the many facets of the most physiological responses from a cellular to an integrative approach within individual body systems in normal and disease states and includes some chapters that are rarely addressed in exercise physiology books, such as the influence of exercise on endothelium, vasomomotor control mechanisms, coagulation, immune function and rheological properties of blood, and their influence on hemodynamics. This book represents the first iteration to provide such a work.

Measurement for Evaluation in Kinesiology

Author: Ted A. Baumgartner,Matthew T. Mahar,Andrew S. Jackson,David A. Rowe

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284040755

Category: Education

Page: 420

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Heavily revised and reorganized, the ninth edition of Measurement for Evaluation in Kinesiology helps students master the essential concepts and principles of measurement and evaluation and equips them with the tools needed to become a successful evaluator within Physical Education and Exercise Science. Using a student-centered approach, it presents tests and methods for evaluating aerobic fitness, body composition, skill achievement, youth fitness, and much more. The Ninth Edition highlights the practical skills and materials that readers need and clearly outlines each chapters objectives. It goes on to discuss the latest public health initiatives, computer-based evaluations, and Healthy People 2020.