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-Removal of outdated and complicated statistical techniques, eliminating the need for a background in higher-level mathematics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 component
The 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.
The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.
This text explores the subject of measurement of human performance. This book teaches students the principles of evaluation of human performance and allows them to determine what data are pertinent in evaluating human performance. It is intended for students who will become involved in evaluation and measurement of human performance. It explores these subjects in detail. The book is well organized and easy to read. The illustrations are of good quality. The question and answer sections reinforce important concepts. This book provides an in-depth review of the evaluation and measurement of human performance. It will be most appreciated by those in this field and, for others, it is a good reference text.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Pietro Tonino, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine) Description: This text explores the subject of measurement of human performance. Purpose: This book teaches students the principles of evaluation of human performance and allows them to determine what data are pertinent in evaluating human performance. Audience: It is intended for students who will become involved in evaluation and measurement of human performance. It explores these subjects in detail. Features: The book is well organized and easy to read. The illustrations are of good quality. The question and answer sections reinforce important concepts. Assessment: This book provides an in-depth review of the evaluation and measurement of human performance. It will be most appreciated by those in this field and, for others, it is a good reference text.
An interactive textbook and software package (Apple- compatible) which uses MYSTAT, a graphic and data management program. The text covers theories and principles of measurement and navigates computer applications and practical physical education science problems and solutions. Includes graphics, b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
3 Stars from Doody
Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Meet the Author
James R. Morrow, Jr, PhD, is a regents professor in the department of kinesiology, health promotion, and recreation at the University of North Texas at Denton. Dr. Morrow regularly teaches courses in measurement and evaluation in human performance. He has authored more than 100 articles and chapters on exercise physiology, measurement, and computer use, and he has conducted significant research using the techniques presented in the text.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Morrow is president of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, as well as a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a research fellow of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Dr. Morrow has chaired the AAHPERD Measurement and Evaluation Council and is a recipient of that council's Honor Award. He has produced four fitness-testing software packages, including the AAHPERD Health-Related Physical Fitness test, and was editor in chief of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport from 1989 to 1993. He currently serves as the co-editor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. He enjoys playing golf, reading, and traveling.
Allen W. Jackson, EdD, is a regents professor at the University of North Texas, where he has taught kinesiology with research, statistics, and computer applications since 1979. He has published extensively in measurement and evaluation, including more than 100 articles, and has presented more than 200 scientific papers. He is a reviewer for Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science and served as associate editor and statistical consultant for Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. He has also served as section editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
Dr. Jackson earned his EdD in 1978 at the University of Houston. He is an ACSM fellow, AAKPE fellow, and a member of AAHPERD. Dr. Jackson's favorite leisure activities include jogging, weightlifting, and walking.
James G. Disch, PED, is an associate professor in the kinesiology department at Rice University. From 1986 to 1991 he served as master of Richardson College at Rice. Dr. Disch has authored numerous articles, chapters, manuals, and texts in the areas of applied measurement, prediction in sport, and applied sport science. A member of AAHPERD since 1974, he has served as chair, secretary, and advisory board member of the measurement and evaluation council of AAHPERD. He is also a reviewer for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise.
Dr. Disch has coordinated several workshops and symposia on measurement and evaluation and, along with Dr. Morrow, cochaired the Third National Measurement and Evaluation Symposium in Houston in 1980. Dr. Disch was a major contributor to the development of AAHPERD Health-Related Fitness norms in 1980 and has worked as a consultant and advisor for Olympic and professional teams. He is currently on the Educational Advisory Committee of USA Volleyball. In 1999 he was named recipient of the National Measurement and Evaluation Council Honor Award. Dr. Disch earned his PED in biomechanics and measurement from Indiana University in 1973. He directs several youth sport clinics and competes in men's senior baseball.
Dale P. Mood, PhD, is a professor and former associate dean 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 47 articles and 5 books. He has served as a consultant to five NFL football teams and chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of AAHPERD, and he is a former president of AAALF. He is a reviewer for Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, and The Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. In his leisure time, Dr. Mood enjoys reading, managing a private swimming and tennis facility, and participating in a variety of physical activities.
-Applying Criterion-Referenced Standards to Epidemiology Chapter 8. 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 Chapter 9. Grading: A Summative Evaluation
-Evaluations and Standards
-Process of Grading
-Determining Instructional Objectives
-Consistency in Grading
-Grading Mechanics Part III. Applications of Measurement and Evaluation Chapter 10. Measuring Cognitive Objectives with Written Tests
-Questionnaires Chapter 11. 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
-Health-Related Fitness Batteries
-Physical Fitness Assessment in Older Adults
-Older Adult Fitness Battery
-Measuring Physical Activity
-Practical Health-Related Fitness Battery Chapter 12. Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Youth
-Health-Related Fitness and Motor Fitness
-Norms Versus Criterion-Referenced Standards
-Youth Fitness Test Batteries
-Variable Standards in Youth Fitness Tests
-Enhancing Reliable and Valid Fitness Test Results With Children
-Measuring Physical Activity in Youth Chapter 13. 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 Chapter 14. 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