Course Workbook Spring 2010

# Course Workbook Spring 2010 - Measurement and Evaluation...

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Measurement and Evaluation Workbook Kin 175 Spring 2010 Dr. Craig Cisar and Dr. Emily H. Wughalter Professors, Department of Kinesiology Σ ψ ω α β χ η λ

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Assignment W1 Identifying Types of Scores 1. A physical education teacher has no equipment to measure the times of her students in the 100 yard dash. She needed a way to measure her students’ performances so she decided to assign them grades based upon the place or order of finish in the race. What type of score is this? Discuss a possible problem with assigning grades using place of finish. _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 2. A fitness center manager received a request from his immediate supervisor for a list of salaries for all paid fitness center employees. Her purpose for asking for the list is to review staff salary equity in the department. What type of score is the salary measure? Is this an appropriate way for the supervisor to measure what she is attempting to measure? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _ 3. In the same fitness center as in #2, the supervisor asked for a listing by sex (females and males) in addition to a listing by ethnicity (e.g., Black, Asian, White, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or mixed race) in the department. What types of measures are these? _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ 4. An exercise specialist asked his client to count the number of times her heart beats in one minute. He also asked them to measure the number of times per week they exercised. What types of measures are these? How did you know? 2
_______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ___________________________ Assignment W2 Descriptive Measurement 1. Find: n, Σ X 2 , ( Σ X) 2 , for the following one minute sit-up scores. 30, 35, 32, 25, 20, 21, 19, 17, 24, 20, 21 2. The following scores were obtained on a measurement midterm exam: 85 81 91 82 77 65 88 89 89 67 86 84 85 90 80 88 83 93 95 96 92 99 84 84 87 86 94 85 98 70 72 69 75 76 90 75 71 78 78 79 81 88 87 a. Form a simple frequency distribution with the data. b.

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