Assessing PA - Discrete units Analytic units Criterion...

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PEDU 575 Assessing Physical Activity  Behavior
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Why Assess PA Behavior? Assuming is not assessing Eyeballing is ripe with bias Assessment provides data Data informs decisions Data drives policy
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Characteristics of Good Assessments Valid Reliable Feasible Useful
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Types of PA Assessments Self-reports Proxy reports Diaries Interviews Step counts Step counts/activity levels/time of day Heart rate Observation
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Systematic Observation Cost-free Recommended Captures context Can be designed to measure range of related  behaviors Skill can be applied to other school-related questions
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Developing a System Decide what you want to measure
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Unformatted text preview: Discrete units Analytic units Criterion process variables Develop definitions Decide which recording tactic(s) to use Event recording Duration recording Interval recording Momentary time sampling Establish validity and reliability System fort Observing Play and Leisure Activity in Youth (SOPLAY) Designed to obtain observational data on the number of students and their physical activity levels during play and leisure opportunities in a specified activity area http://www.drjamessallis.sdsu.edu/SOPLAYprotocol.pdf...
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