Statistics in Kinesiology / Edition 1

Statistics in Kinesiology / Edition 1

by Vincent
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873226992

ISBN-13: 9780873226998

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Statistics in Kinesiology, Third Edition, is an introductory text that will help students learn how to use a variety of statistical techniques. The book uses examples and data sets that should be familiar to students majoring in kinesiology and related fields, thus making it easier to learn and apply the statistical

Overview

Statistics in Kinesiology, Third Edition, is an introductory text that will help students learn how to use a variety of statistical techniques. The book uses examples and data sets that should be familiar to students majoring in kinesiology and related fields, thus making it easier to learn and apply the statistical concepts.

This new edition contains the following features:
-Updates and revisions that develop statistical techniques in a simpler and clearer way

-Upgraded content with new and extensive problem sets to help students interact with the subject matter

-Techniques that can be applied to kinesiological subdisciplines and that are relevant to the movement sciences Using statistical techniques from physical education, exercise science, administration, and pedagogy, students with basic algebraic skills will be able to interpret data by hand calculation and check their results against computer output. While the text preserves its basic techniques, there is expanded content on computer usage in relation to statistics, which will further enhance understanding and reflect the changes in the field. By gaining knowledge of the mathematical formulas used by software programs, students will learn to critically evaluate computer results and interpret data with greater confidence and ease.

The extensive problem sets, complete with answers, come with key words to identify the content that students should carefully review. The new problem sets in this edition are designed to help students interact more fully with the content and thus more fully learn the concepts and techniques.

In the early chapters, students receive a thorough introduction to measurement, statistics, and research; learn how to organize and display data; and calculate using percentiles. Students then move on to study measures of central tendency and variability, curves and sampling errors, and correlations and different types of regressions. Later they learn how to use t tests and how to analyze variance, comparing means and using repeated measures. Students also learn advanced statistical procedures and how to analyze nonparametric data.

This new edition is highly readable and well illustrated with figures explaining or demonstrating statistical concepts. By using Statistics in Kinesiology, Third Edition, students should gain a firm knowledge on the relevant statistical techniques used in physical activity fields, and professionals have a great reference at their fingertips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873226998
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Measurement, Statistics, and Research What Is Measurement? 
The Process of Measurement 
Variables and Constants 
Research Design and Statistical Analysis 
Statistical Inference 
Summary 
Problems to Solve 
Key Words

Chapter 2. Organizing and Displaying Data 
Organizing Data 
Displaying Data 
Summary 
Problems to Solve 
Key Words

Chapter 3. Percentiles 
Common Percentile Divisions 
Calculations Using Percentiles 
Summary 
Problems to Solve 
Key Words

Chapter 4. Measures of Central Tendency 
The Mode 
The Median 
The Mean 
Relationships Among the Mode, Median, and Mean 
Summary 
Problems to Solve 
Key Words

Chapter 5. Measures of Variability 
Range 
Interquartile Range 
Variance 
Standard Deviation 
Calculating Standard Deviation for a Sample 
Summary 
Problems to Solve
Key Words

Chapter 6. The Normal Curve and Sampling Error 
Z Scores 
Standard Scores 
Predicting Population Parameters Using Statistical Inference 
Estimating Sampling Error 
Levels of Confidence and Probability of Error 
Calculating Skewness and Kurtosis 
Summary 
Problems to Solve 
Key Words

Chapter 7. Correlation, Bivariate Regression, and Multiple Regression 
Correlation 
Calculating the Correlation Coefficient 
Bivariate Regression 
Multiple Regression 
Summary 
Problems to Solve 
Key Words

Chapter 8. The t Test: Comparing Means From Two Sets of Data 
t Tests
Assumptions for the t Test
Comparing Two Independent Samples (A Between Comparison)
Repeated Measures Design (A Within Comparison)
The Magnitude of the Difference (Size of Effect) 
Type I and Type II Errors 
Two- and One-Tailed Tests
Determining Power and Sample Size
The t Test for Proportions
Summary 
Problems to Solve 
Key Words

Chapter 9. Simple Analysis of Variance: Comparing the Means Among Three or
More Sets of Data 
Assumptions in ANOVA 
Sources of Variance
Calculating F
Determining the Significance of F 
Post Hoc Tests
The Magnitude of the Treatment (Size of Effect)
Summary
Problems to Solve
Key Words

Chapter 10. Analysis of Variance With Repeated Measures 
Assumptions in Repeated Measures ANOVA 
Calculating Repeated Measures ANOVA
Correcting for Violations of the Assumption of Sphericity
Post Hoc Tests
Interpreting the Results
Intraclass Reliability
Summary
Problems to Solve
Key Words

Chapter 11. Factorial Analysis of Variance
A Between-Between Example
A Between-Within Example
A Within-Within Example
Summary
Key Words

Chapter 12. Advanced Statistical Procedures
Analysis of Covariance
Multiple Analysis of Variance
Factor Analysis
Discriminant Analysis
Summary
Key Words

Chapter 13. Analysis of Nonparametric Data
Chi-Square (Single Classification)
Chi-Square (Two or More Classifications)
Rank Order Correlation
Mann-Whitney U Test
Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA for Ranked Data
Friedman's Two-Way ANOVA by Ranks
Summary
Problems to Solve
Key Words

Appendix A Statistical Tables
Appendix B Raw Data
Appendix C Answers to Problems

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