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Unformatted text preview: Measurement and Evaluation – Class Notes – Week 2 JANUARY 12TH • Slight assignment - Pg 3 or pg 5 – pick one of the boxes – write a paragraph – due on the 19th What is measurement and Evaluation? Measurement (w/o evaluation is useless) - Proc e s s of c olle c tin g infor m a tio n ( d a t a ) r e g a r di n g t h e p e rfor m a n c e of a n a t t rib u t e (h e w ei g h t, e t c…)of a p e r s o n (oft e n n u m b e r s) o Test s c or e s (writt e n, o r al, m e c h a nic al[h o ok p e o pl e t o m a c hi n e s]) o Fitn e s s , flexibility, s p o r t s kill, s tr e n g t h t e s t s , e t c… Me a s ur e m e n t of Per s o n al Attrib u t e s . HEIGHT,WEIGHT, % BODY FAT, AEROBIC CAPACITY,ETC… Evaluation (w/o good measurement, evaluation is inaccurate) - Giving m e a ni n g t o t h e m e a s u r e m e n t s y o u’v e m a d e – pr o c e s s of INTERPRETATION o For o ur m e a s ur e m e n t t o b e u s ef ul it m u s t b e follow e d b y a n e v al u a tio n ( a ju d g m e a b o u t t h e m e a s ur e m e n t) - So w h a t ?, Wh a t d o e s t his s c or e m e a n ?, Is t his s c or e ” g o o d ?”, “ b a d ?”, “ a v e r a g e ?”, h o w d o w e k n o w? Me a s ur e m e n t a n d Ev alu a tio n s h o ul d b e follow e d b y IDENTIFYING PROBLEMS a n d P RESCRIBING(for of tr e a t m e n t) h o w t h e p r o bl e m s c a n b e c orr e c t e d Assessment is the total process off : - Me a s ur e m e n t - ( a s si g nin g # ’ s t o t h e p e rfor m a n c e ) - Ev alu a tio n – ( a s si g ni n g m e a ni n g t o t h o s e n u m b e r s) - Id e n tific a tio n (of p o s si bl e p e rfor m a n c e a n d / or b e h a vior pr o bl e m s ) - Pr e s criptio n – (How t h o s e pr o bl e m s m i g h t b e c orr e c t e d) How do we “KNOW” things? Knowledge is sometimes derived from our own PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE or PRACTICE - Co a c h e s , t e a c h e r s, tr ai n e r s, in s tr u c t or s, e t c.. r ely h e a vily o n t hi s - STRENGTHS of t his kin d k n o wl e d g e o - Im m e di a t e , Innov a tiv e (cr e a tiv e, n o t v e r y li mitin g), Holistic (c a n look a t w h ol e pic s a m e ti m e ) WEAKNESSES of t his t y p e of k n o wl e d g e o Not v e ry r elia bl e or g e n e r aliz a bl e (ju s t b e c a u s e its tr u e for y o u, d o e s n’t m e a n t h a i s for s o m e o n e el s e . o Lack s e x pl a n a tio n s (wh y?) o Is oft e n bi a s e d ( n o t s y s t e m a tic) Knowledge is sometimes derived from SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION - Re s e a r c h e r s, s ci e n ti s t s, d o c t o r s, p r of e s s o r s (Pe o pl e in “ivory t o w e r s”) - WEAKNESSES of t his kin d of k n o wl e d g e o o NOT inn ov a tiv e (li mit e d b y s ci e n tific “tr a ditio n s a n d r ul e s) o - Slow ( m a y t ak e y e a r s t o fin d a n s w e r s’) Re d u c tio nis tic (look s a t o n e t hin g a t a ti m e ) STRENGTHS o Highly r elia bl e o Us u ally e x pl ai n s “wh y t hin g s h a v e h a p p e n e d ” o Sy s t e m a tic, c o n tr olle d, o bj e c tiv e (t h e r ef or e n o t s u bj e c t t o a s m u c h bi a s) You have to be able to KNOW things from both - Prof e s sio n al pr a c tic e a n d e x p e ri e n c e - And u n d e r s t a n di n g of h o w t o critic ally e v al u a t e t h e “cl ai m s ” of o t h e r s o Prof e s sio n al Jour n al s o Thin g s yo u h e a r a t Prof. Co nf er e n c e s , clinic s, work s h o p s , e t c. o That are made by others ( co­workers, clients, T.V, “ infomercials, etc ” JANUARY 14TH Exercise Science Club - Meets Tuesday @ 9 in FH 145 ­Watched Infomercials ­ “Q­link” Creating a experiment 20 people ­split into 2 groups of 10 (random assisngment) ­double blind (single blind possible) Reasons for Measurement and Evaluation - Placement (classification) o Group of similar (homogeneous) individuals ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course MOV 309 taught by Professor Albrect during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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