Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance / Edition 4

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance / Edition 4

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by James Morrow, Jr., Allen Jackson, James Disch, Dale Mood

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ISBN-10: 0736090398

ISBN-13: 9780736090391

Pub. Date: 11/12/2010

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

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


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 assessment

In 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 emphasize chapter content

• Test their understanding by reviewing select answers provided to the homework problems, student activities, and mastery items (some of which are presented in the text)

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Fourth Edition, continues to provide a solid presentation of basic measurement concepts along with the opportunity to apply the concepts through the interactive study guide. With its emphasis on understanding and practicing the use of sound measurement techniques, this fourth edition prepares students and professionals to identify problems and make solid decisions in the realm of human performance.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Tests and Measurements in Human Performance

Chapter 1. Concepts in Tests and Measurement

Nature of Measurement and Evaluation

Purposes of Measurement, Testing, and Evaluation

Domains of Human Performance


Chapter 2. Using Technology in Measurement and Evaluation

Using Microcomputers to Analyze Data

Using PASW

Downloading Data Matrices


Part II. Basic Statistical Concepts

Chapter 3. Descriptive Statistics and the Normal Distribution

Scales of Measurement

Summation Notation

Reporting Data

Central Tendency

Distribution Shapes


Standard Scores

Normal-Curve Areas (z Table)


Chapter 4. Correlation and Prediction

Correlation Coefficient

Calculating r


Multiple Correlation or Multiple Regression


Chapter 5. Inferential Statistics

Hypothesis Testing

Independent and Dependent Variables

Overview of Hypotheses Testing and Inferential Statistics

Selected Statistical Tests


Part III. Reliability and Validity Theory

Chapter 6. Norm-Referenced Reliability and Validity



Applied Reliability and Validity Measures


Chapter 7. Criterion-Referenced Reliability and Validity

Developing Criterion-Referenced Standards

Development of Criterion-Referenced Testing

Statistical Analysis of CRTs

Statistical Techniques to Use With CRTs

CRT Examples

Applying Criterion-Referenced Standards to Epidemiology


Part IV. Human Performance Applications

Chapter 8. Developing Written Tests and Surveys

Planning the Test

Constructing and Scoring the Test

Administering the Test

Analyzing the Test

Item Analysis

Sources of Written Tests



Chapter 9. Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Adults

Health-Related Physical Fitness

Establishing the Risk for Fitness Testing

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


Chapter 10. Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Youth

Health-Related Fitness and Motor Fitness

Norms Versus Criterion-Referenced Standards

Normative Data

Youth Fitness Test Batteries


Variable Standards in Youth Fitness Tests

Enhancing Reliable and Valid Fitness Test Results With Children

Special Children

Measuring Physical Activity in Youth


Chapter 11. Assessment of Sports 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 12. Psychological Measurements in Sports and Exercise

Robert S. Weinberg

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


Chapter 13. Classroom Grading: A Summative Evaluation

Evaluations and Standards

Process of Grading

Determining Instructional Objectives

Consistency in Grading

Grading Mechanics


Chapter 14. Performance-Based Assessment: Alternative Assessments for Measurement and Evaluation

Jacalyn Lund

Impetus for Developing a New Type of Assessment

Types of Performance-Based Assessment

Establishing Criteria for Judging Performance-Based Assessments

Subjectivity: A Criticism of Performance-Based Assessments

Selecting Appropriate Performance-Based Assessments

Issues to Consider When Developing Performance-Based Assessments

Improving Assessment Practices in Physical Education Settings


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