Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement 2nd Ed. / Edition 2

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Overview

Continuing in the steps of the first edition, Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement, Second Edition, integrates the perspectives of the major subdisciplines of kinesiology–making it the only available textbook entirely devoted to qualitative analysis. It has been thoroughly revised and updated and includes over 50 new references and even more examples of the application of qualitative analysis.

Duane Knudson and Craig Morrison use a four-step model to thoroughly cover qualitative analysis in theory and history in Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement, Second Edition. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors lead readers through the practical applications of their model, supplementing each chapter of the text with an interactive CD-ROM that illustrates the qualitative analysis process with exercises and video clips.

Integrated into each chapter, the CD-ROM contains video clips to illustrate important points. The CD-ROM enhances student learning by showing video clips and then presenting a series of questions that guide readers through the process of qualitative analysis.

The comprehensive yet practical nature of this second edition of Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement makes it an essential text and reference for students and professionals in all fields of human movement. Readers will benefit from the authors' interdisciplinary approach, and guided examples of the qualitative analysis process deftly illustrate how to blend practical experience with theoretical sport science to improve human movement.

Part I, “An Integrated Approach to Qualitative Analysis,” explains the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to qualitative analysis, summarizing the authors' four-step model for helping people move better: preparation, observation, evaluation/diagnosis, and intervention.

Part II, “Four Tasks of an Integrated Qualitative Analysis,” covers each of the four steps of QA in depth, allowing readers to expertly apply the model in everyday practice.

Part III, “Practical Applications of Qualitative Analysis,” gives readers numerous real-life examples and hypothetical practice situations to help them better understand the qualitative analysis process.

Students and professionals alike will benefit from the text's integrated approach which explains how the kinesiology subdisciplines of biomechanics, motor learning, pedagogy, and motor development contribute to the field of qualitative analysis. The text also explains how each subdiscipline is important in qualitatively analyzing human movement.

CD-ROM Minimum System Requirements
System Compatibility

-IBM PC compatible with Pentium processor or higher

-Windows 95/98/NT 4.0; Windows 2000, Windows ME
Hardware Needs

-32 MB RAM recommended

-2x CD-ROM drive

-16-bit monitor recommended

-At least 640 x 480 screen resolution

-Sound card and speakers

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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The qualitative analysis (QA) of human movement integrates the kinesiology subdisciplines of biomechanics, motor learning, pedagogy, and motor development. Aimed at students of human movement and professionals in the field, this text presents a four-step model for helping people move better. The text is accompanied throughout by b&w photographs and drawings illustrating the human body in motion. The IBM-compatible CD-ROM contains interactive exercises and video clips. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Presents a four-task model of qualitative analysis integrating many subdisciplines of kinesiology, for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Features chapter objectives and summaries, key points, tutorials and case studies, discussion questions, a glossary, and b&w illustrations. For future and current physical education teachers and coaches, as well as for specialists in biomechanics, motor development, sport psychology, and rehabilitation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736034623
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/12/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Duane V. Knudson, PhD, is an associate professor and associate chair of the department of physical education and exercise science at California State University at Chico. In addition to publishing research on qualitative analysis of human movement and its pedagogy, he has also published numerous papers on the biomechanics of sport and exercise. Dr. Knudson's presentations at national and international scientific meetings on qualitative analysis have included the International Symposium on Biomechanics and Sport. He is a fellow for the research consortium of AAHPERD and is former chairman of the biomechanics academy of NASPE. In 1994 the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh named him Outstanding Young Alumni. His hobbies include tennis, running, and reading.

Craig S. Morrison, EdD, is a professor of and department chair for physical education at Southern Utah University. He is well published in the qualitative analysis field, authoring 10 experimental studies and five review articles in national and international journals. Additionally, Dr. Morrison has made 18 presentations on qualitative analysis at the state, regional, national, and international level. He has received three grants to produce instructional videos about qualitative analysis. The Australian Sports Commission has asked him to develop a Web-based class on qualitative analysis for its coaching certification program. In 1988 Dr. Morrison was honored by AAHPERD for a video that he helped produce on qualitative analysis. His hobbies include triathlon training, playing guitar, painting, and drawing.

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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Acknowledgments

Part I. An Integrated Approach to Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 1. Interdisciplinary Nature of Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 2. Role of Models in Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 3. Role of Senses and Cognition in Qualitative Analysis

Part II. Four Tasks of an Integrated Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 4. Preparation: Gathering Relevant Knowledge
Chapter 5. Observation: Developing a Systematic Observational Strategy
Chapter 6. Evaluation and Diagnosis: Critical Thinking With Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 7. Intervention: Strategies for Improving Performance

Part III. Practical Applications of Qualitative Analysis
Chapter 8. Tutorials in Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement
Chapter 9. Theory Into Practice Situations
Chapter 10. Videotape Replay Within Qualitative Analysis

Glossary
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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