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Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance

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ISBN-10: 0736090398

ISBN-13: 9780736090391

Edition: 4th 2011 (Guide (Pupil's))

Authors: James R. Morrow, James G. Disch, Allen W. Jackson, Dale P. Mood

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Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Fourth Edition, paves the way for students and professionals to identify and solve human performance problems in the areas of kinesiology, physical education, health, and fitness. Focusing on the concepts of reliability, objectivity, and validity, the text introduces students to tests and measurements and guides them through statistical decision making and accurate interpretation of data.Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance,Fourth Edition, is designed with student learning in mind with its practical approach, easy-to-read style, and minimal mathematics. Like previous editions, the text combines introductory algebraic concepts with explanations of reliability and validity to assist students in developing the knowledge and tools to gather and analyze data for decision making. The fourth edition also features many upgrades: An updated online study guide that incorporates more student activities, computer tasks, and quiz questions to help students comprehend the concepts A realignment of chapters into four cohesive sections leading from background knowledge and basic statistical concepts to supportive theories and practical application Greater use of Microsoft Excel to assist with statistical calculations, including an appendix of directions, screen captures, and templates for complex calculations Inclusion of large sample data sets with each chapter's online study guide content that help students review concepts and emphasize the value of computer skills in the field of measurement and evaluation More information on physical activity assessment incorporated into all chapters A new contributor who lends expertise to teachers and coaches in a chapter addressing performance-based assessmentIn addition to incorporating use of MS Excel, this edition continues to use Predictive Analysis Software (PASW), previously known as Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). These computer applications provide students with the skills to quickly complete time-consuming and difficult calculations for large amounts of data.A unique strength of the text is the presentation of practical settings where students will use their measurement and evaluation skills. After learning how to analyze and interpret data using concepts of reliability and validity from norm-referenced and criterion-referenced perspectives, students will see how to apply their skills to develop written tests and surveys, assess physical fitness and activity in adults and youth, assess sport skills and motor abilities, and make psychological measurements by using scales in assessing attitudes, beliefs, and concepts. Finally, students will find special learning elements throughout the text such as chapter objectives, measurement and evaluation challenges, and highlight boxes, while instructors will appreciate an updated ancillary package featuring an instructor guide, test package, and presentation package with a new image bank.Includes online study guide!The online study guide is specifically designed to work directly with the text. Lecture outlines map each chapter's content, giving students a template to follow during class lectures. Then after the lecture, the study guide features homework problems and quizzes that allow students to test how well they have mastered each chapter's content. The study guide also includes learning activities to provide students with hands-on application. They will be able to do these tasks: Use large data sets to practice data analysis techniques, including use of statistical analysis software Complete tasks that emphasi
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Book details

List price: $99.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 472
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

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.