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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 – w rite a paragraph – due on the 19 th What is measurement and Evaluation? Measurement (w/o evaluation is useless) - Process of collecting information (data) regarding the performance of an attribute (height, weight, etc…)of a person (often numbers) o Test scores (written, oral, mechanical[hook people to machines]) Fitness , flexibility, sport skill, strength tests, etc… o Measurement of Personal Attributes. HEIGHT,WEIGHT, % BODY FAT, AEROBIC CAPACITY,ETC… Evaluation (w/o good measurement, evaluation is inaccurate) - Giving meaning to the measurements you’ve made – process of INTERPRETATION o For our measurement to be useful it must be followed by an evaluation (a judgment about the measurement) So what?, What does this score mean?, Is this score ” good?”, “ bad?”, “ average?”, how do we know?- Measurement and Evaluation should be followed by IDENTIFYING PROBLEMS and PRESCRIBING(for of treatment) how the problems can be corrected Assessment is the total process off :- Measurement - (assigning # ’s to the performance)- Evaluation – (assigning meaning to those numbers)- Identification (of possible performance and/or behavior problems)- Prescription – (How those problems might be corrected) How do we “KNOW” things? Knowledge is sometimes derived from our own PRACT ICAL EXPER IENCE or PRACTICE- Coaches, teachers, trainers, instructors, etc.. rely heavily on this - STRENGTHS of this kind knowledge o Immediate, Innovative (creative, not very limiting), Holistic (can look at whole pic at same time)- WEAKNESSES of this type of knowledge o Not very reliable or generalizable (just because its true for you, doesn’t mean that it is for someone else. o Lacks explanations (why?) o Is often biased (not systematic) Knowledge is sometimes derived from SCIENT I F IC I NVEST IGAT ION - Researchers, scientists, doctors, professors (People in “ ivory towers”)- WEAKNESSES of this kind of knowledge o Slow (may take years to find answers’) o NOT innovative (limited by scientific “ traditions and rules) o Reductionistic (looks at one thing at a time) - STRENGTHS o Highly reliable o Usually explains “ why things have happened ” o Systematic, controlled, objective (therefore not subject to as much bias) You have to be able to KNOW things from both- Professional practice and experience- And understanding of how to critically evaluate the “ claims” of others o Professional Journals o Things you hear at Prof. Conferences, clinics, workshops, etc. o That are made by others ( co-workers, clients, T.V, “ infomercials, etc ” JANUARY 14 T H Exercise Science Club - Meets Tuesday @ 9 in F H 145-Watched Infomercials- “Q-link” 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...
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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.

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