Measurement And Evaluation In Human Performance by James R. Morrow, Jr.Measurement And Evaluation In Human Performance by James R. Morrow, Jr.

Measurement And Evaluation In Human Performance

byJames R. Morrow, Jr., Dale P. Mood, James G. Disch

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Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide, leads students through the fundamentals of collecting and analyzing data of human performance and applying their results to real-life situations. Focusing on the core concepts of reliability and validity of data, the text provides all the necessary tools for evidence-based decision making that can be applied to physical therapy, allied health professions, kinesiology, sport and exercise science, physical education, health, and fitness.

The fifth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance provides students with a logical progression of information in a straightforward manner. Introductory algebraic concepts are combined with the technological capabilities of Microsoft Excel and IBM’s Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to aid students in calculations and data analysis. The text expands on previous editions and includes the following enhancements:

• Additional sport-specific and exercise examples, as well as physical education examples focusing on motor skill abilities and psychological skills, that provide real-world application of the material

• Updated examples for use and practice with Excel and SPSS calculations and techniques that illustrate data analyses

• Expanded emphasis on evidence-based decision making to guide students in making appropriate decisions

• 52 video interviews of top researchers who offer greater insight into the field as students work through the text

The text is divided into four easy-to-follow parts. Part I introduces the concepts of measurement and evaluation and their importance to decision making in human performance with specific attention to applications of measurement, testing, and evaluation. Part II explores statistics as core tools and resources for these evaluations and decisions and explains the various forms of statistical procedures often used in measurement. Part III takes the skills gained from parts I and II and extends them into applied issues in human performance, such as evaluating a person’s aerobic capacity or muscular strength. The importance of reliability and validity in data is also covered in detail. Part IV provides information on practical applications that apply all of the information from the previous sections.

Learning aids for this text, including a robust and newly updated web study guide with activities and questions for active learning and engagement, enhance student comprehension and retention. Chapter objectives highlight main points that students should focus on throughout the chapters, and key terms are highlighted and defined in the glossary. Mastery Items include problems and activities that test student knowledge, while Measurement and Evaluation Challenge sidebars provide scenarios that can be tackled with the information gathered throughout the chapter. Additional data sets for each chapter are also provided in the web study guide for practice and mastery of techniques in Excel and SPSS. To aid instructors, Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Fifth Edition, includes a suite of ancillary materials: instructor guide, presentation package plus image bank, test package, chapter quizzes, and instructor videos.

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Fifth Edition, continues to providee students with the tools and confidence they will need to gather reliable data, analyze it, and apply it in their work with clients. With its emphasis on understanding and applying sound measurement techniques, this fifth edition prepares students and professionals to identify problems and make solid decisions in the realm of human performance.

James R. Morrow, Jr., PhD, is a regents professor emeritus in the department of kinesiology, health promotion, and recreation at the University of North Texas at Denton. Morrow regularly teaches courses in measurement and evaluation in human performance. He has authored more than 150 articles and chapters on...
Title:Measurement And Evaluation In Human PerformanceFormat:Book & ToyDimensions:480 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:October 19, 2015Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Tests and Measurements in Human Performance

Chapter 1. Concepts in Tests and Measurements

Nature of Measurement and Evaluation

Purposes of Measurement, Testing, and Evaluation

Domains of Human Performance


Chapter 2. Using Technology in Measurement and Evaluation

Using Computers to Analyze Data

Using SPSS

Downloading Data Matrices


Part II. Basic Statistical Concepts

Chapter 3. Descriptive Statistics and the Normal Distribution

Scales of Measurement

Summation Notation

Reporting Data

Central Tendency

Distribution Shapes


Standard Scores

Normal-Curve Areas (z Table)


Chapter 4. Correlation and Prediction

Correlation Coefficient

Calculating r


Multiple Correlation or Multiple Regression


Chapter 5. Inferential Statistics

Hypothesis Testing

Independent and Dependent Variables

Overview of Hypotheses Testing and Inferential Statistics

Selected Statistical Tests


Part III. Reliability and Validity Theory

Chapter 6. Norm-Referenced Reliability and Validity



Applied Reliability and Validity Measures

Estimating Agreement Between Measures


Chapter 7. Criterion-Referenced Reliability and Validity

Developing Criterion-Referenced Standards

Development of Criterion-Referenced Testing

Statistical Analysis of CRTs

Statistical Techniques to Use With CRTs

CRT Examples

Applying Criterion-Referenced Standards to Epidemiology


Part IV. Human Performance Applications

Chapter 8. Developing Written Tests and Surveys

Planning the Test

Constructing and Scoring the Test

Administering the Test

Analyzing the Test

Item Analysis

Sources of Written Tests



Chapter 9. Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Adults

Health-Related Physical Fitness

Establishing the Risk for Fitness Testing

Measuring Aerobic Capacity

Measuring Body Composition

Measuring Muscular Strength and Endurance

Measuring Flexibility

Health-Related Fitness Batteries

Physical Fitness Assessment in Older Adults

Older Adult Fitness Battery

Special Populations

Measuring Physical Activity

Certification Programs


Chapter 10. Physical Fitness and Activity Assessment in Youth

Allen W. Jackson

Health-Related Fitness and Motor Fitness

Norm-Referenced Versus Criterion-Referenced Standards

Normative Data

Youth Fitness Test Batteries


Variable Standards in Youth Fitness Tests

Enhancing Reliable and Valid Fitness Test Results With Children

Special Children

Institute of Medicine Recommendations for Youth Fitness Assessment

Measuring Physical Activity in Youth


Chapter 11. Assessment of Sport Skills and Motor Abilities

Allen W. Jackson

Guidelines for Sport Skills and Motor Performance Tests

Effective Testing Procedures

Developing Psychomotor Tests

Issues in Skills Testing

Skills Test Classification

Testing Motor Abilities

Purposes of Human Performance Analysis

Sport Analytics


Chapter 12. Psychological Measurements in Sports and Exercise

Robert S. Weinberg and Joseph F .Kerns

Sport Psychology: Performance Enhancement and Mental Health

Trait Versus State Measures

General Versus Sport-Specific Measures

Cautions in Using Psychological Tests

Quantitative Versus Qualitative Measurement

Scales Used in Sport Psychology

Psychological Skills

Scales Used in Exercise Psychology

General Psychological Scales Used in Sport and Exercise


Chapter 13. Classroom Grading: A Summative Evaluation

Evaluations and Standards

Process of Grading

Determining Instructional Objectives

Consistency in Grading

Grading Mechanics


Chapter 14. Performance-Based Assessment: Alternative Ways to Assess Student Learning

Jacalyn L. Lund

Impetus for Developing a New Type of Assessment

Types of Performance-Based Assessment

Establishing Criteria for Performance-Based Assessments

Subjectivity: A Criticism of Performance-Based Assessments

Selecting Appropriate Performance-Based Assessments

Issues to Consider When Developing Performance-Based Assessments

Improving Assessment Practices in Physical Education Settings