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Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance

ISBN-10: 0736065032
ISBN-13: 9780736065030
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: Thoroughly revised and updated, this text offers instructors and readers comprehensive coverage of measurement and evaluation of human performance.

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Book details

List price: $84.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 6/1/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 416
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Thoroughly revised and updated, this text offers instructors and readers comprehensive coverage of measurement and evaluation of human performance.

Dr. Dale P. Mood is a professor and former Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Mood has taught measurement and evaluation, statistics, and research methods courses since 1970 and has published extensively in the field, including 51 articles and 5 books. He has served as a consultant to five NFL football teams, chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of the American Alliance for Heath, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and former president of the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness. He is a reviewer for several scholarly journals. Before completing his Ph.D. in 1970 at the University of Iowa, Dr. Mood taught both elementary and junior high school physical education and coached swimming and diving at the high school level. He was the springboard diving coach at the University of Iowa for five years. In his leisure time, Dr. Mood enjoys reading, officiating at summer league swim meets, playing with his twelve grandchildren, and participating in a wide variety of physical activities.

Basic Tools in Measurement and Evaluation
Introduction to Tests and Measurements
Nature of Measurement and Evaluation
Purposes of Measurement, Testing, and Evaluation
Domains of Human Performance
Using Technology in Measurement and Evaluation
Using Microcomputers to Analyze Data
Using SPSS
Creating Data Matrixes
Descriptive Statistics and the Normal Distribution
Scales of Measurement
Summation Notation
Reporting Data
Central Tendency
Distribution Shapes
Variability
Standard Scores
Normal-Curve Areas (z Table)
Correlation and Prediction
The Correlation Coefficient
Calculating r
Prediction
Multiple Correlation
Inferential Statistics
Hypothesis Testing
Independent and Dependent Variables
Selected Statistical Tests
Reliability, Validity, and Grading
Norm-Referenced Measurement
Reliability
Validity
Applied Reliability and Validity Measures
Criterion-Referenced Measurement
Developing Criterion-Referenced Standards
Development of Criterion-Referenced Testing
Statistical Analysis of CRTs
Statistical Techniques to Use With CRTs
CRT Exampls
Applying Criterion-Referenced Standards to Epidemiology
Alternative Assessment
Recent Trends in Educational Assessment
Alternative Assessment of Psychomotor Skills
Establishing Criteria for Judging Alternative Assessments
Alternative Assessment Techniques
Guidelines for Developing Alternative Assessments
Improving Alternative Assessment
Grading: A Summative Evaluation
Evaluations and Standards
Process of Grading
Determining Instructional Objectives
Consistency in Grading
Grading Mechanics
Applications of Measurement and Evaluation
Measuring Cognitive Objectives with Written Tests
Questionnaires
Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Adults
Health-Related Physical Fitness
Apparently Healthy People
Measuring Aerobic Capacity
Measuring Body Composition
Measuring Muscular Strength and Endurance
Measuring Flexibility
Health-Related Fitness Batteries
Physical Fitness Assessment in Older Adults
Older Adult Fitness Battery
Special Populations
Measuring Physical Activity
Certification Programs
Practical Health-Related Fitness Battery
Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Youth
Health-Related Fitness and Motor Fitness
Norms Versus Criterion-Referenced Standards
Normative Data
Youth Fitness Test Batteries
Fitnessgram
Variable Standards in Youth Fitness Tests
Enhancing Reliable and Valid Fitness Test Results With Children
Special Children
Measuring Physical Activity in Youth
Assessment of Sport Skills and Motor Abilities
Guidelines for Sport Skills and Motor Performance Tests
Effective Testing Procedures
Developing Psychomotor Tests
Issues in Skills Testing
Skills Test Classification
Testing Motor Abilities
Purposes of Human Performance Analysis
Psychological Measurements in Sport and Exercise
Sport Psychology: Performance Enhancement and Mental Health
Trait Versus State Measures
General Versus Sport-Specific Measures
Cautions in Using Psychological Tests
Quantitative Versus Qualitative Measurement
Scales Used in Sport and Exercise Psychology
General Psychological Scales Used in Sport and Exercise

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