Innovative Analyses of Human Movement / Edition 1 available in Other Format
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- Human Kinetics, Inc.
This essential text will bring you up to date on the latest and most appropriate mathematical and statistical procedures for analyzing small and large biomechanical data sets. You'll learn how to use the newest and most innovative techniques in your own research, and you'll understand how these methods apply to data analysis. If you're a student or professional who deals with measurement issues in human movements, this resource is invaluable.
Innovative Analyses of Human Movement is conveniently divided into three parts: the mathematics and statistics applied to variability in human movements, dynamical systems methods and directional circular statistics as applied to coordination in human movements, and the analysis of complex data sets. Each of the nine chapters is well organized and provides sample data sets and examples of how to use and apply the techniques. Contributors from all over the world provide knowledge about human movement.
The text includes complete, step-by-step examples that illustrate how each technique applies to data analysis. It also presents techniques using a tutorial approach to prepare readers for real-life research studies. Many other features make this an easy-to-use tool for human movement scientists:-Key terms are highlighted in the text and defined in a glossary for quick understanding.
-Work problems allow you to test your skills in using and solving the described technique.
-Suggested readings and resources listed for each chapter point you to additional background information.
-Web sites point readers to relevant software and information.In addition, the book uses a case study approach that will help readers quickly associate the method of interest with the appropriate application. If you're a student or professional who deals with measurement issues in human movement, this resource is a must.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.10(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Nicholas Stergiou, PhD, is associate professor and coordinator of the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has contributed chapters in two exercise science books and has published extensively in many prestigious journals in the field. Stergiou is a member of the American Society of Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics. He earned a PhD in biomechanics from the University of Oregon, a master's degree in exercise science and biomechanics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a bachelor's degree in physical education from Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Stergiou and his wife, Ann, reside in Omaha and enjoy playing sports and traveling in their spare time.
Table of Contents
Part I. Methods to Examine Variability in Human MovementChapter 1. Single-Subject Analysis
-Expanding Experimental Design Horizons
-Human Movement Characteristics
-Issues Relative to Data Analysis and Evaluation
-ReferencesChapter 2. Considerations of Movement Variability in Biomechanics Research
-The Nature of Intra-Individual Movement Variability
-Variability and Biological Health
-Methodological Considerations of Movement Variability
-Traditional Methods for Quantifying Variability
-ReferencesChapter 3. Nonlinear Tools in Human Movement
-Other Available Software and Algorithms
-ReferencesPart II. Methods to Examine Coordination and Stability in Human MovementChapter 4. Applied Dynamic Systems Theory for the Analysis of Movement
-Phase Portraits and Phase Angles
-Point Estimate Relative Phase
-Discrete Relative Phase
-Complete Examples for the Application of Dynamical Systems Theory Tools
-ReferencesChapter 5. Directional Statistics
-Why Are Directional Statistics Needed?
-Examples of Directional Statistics
-Representation of Circular and Axial Data
-Tests of Uniformity
-Comparisons of Two or More Samples
-Hypothesis Testing for Second-Order Analysis
-List of Symbols
-ReferencesChapter 6. Mathematical Measures of Coordination and Variability in Gait Patterns
-Response Surface Methodology
-ReferencesPart III. Advanced Methods for Data Analysis in Human MovementChapter 7. Time Series Analysis: The Cross-Correlation Function
-Time Series Analyses
-Defining the Cross-Correlation Function
-Pearson Product-Moment Correlations
-Other Measures of Similarity
-Cross-Correlation as a Method for Estimating Spectral Content
-ReferencesChapter 8. Principles and Applications of Bootstrapping Statistical -Analysis
-Bootstrap Samples and Bootstrap Sampling Distributions
-How Bootstrapping Works
-Practical Issues of Bootstrapping Applications
-Advantages and Limitations of Bootstrapping
-ReferencesChapter 9. Power Spectrum Analysis and Filtering
-Time and Frequency Domain Representations: A Simple Signal
-Frequency Domain Transform and the Discrete Fourier Transform
-Biomechanical Data Filtering
-The Differentiation Process
-Joint Time-Frequency Domain Representations
-The Wigner Function
-ReferencesAppendix A. Answers to Work ProblemsAppendix B. Data Sets for Chapter 2Appendix C. Data Sets for Chapter 4 Work Problems
GlossaryIndexAbout the Editor
A resource for biomechanists, motor behavior and control specialists, rehab medicine researchers, biomedical researchers, sports medicine researchers, and ergonomists; a textbook for undergraduate and graduate biomechanics and motor behavior and motor control students.