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Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance 6th Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance 6th Edition Ebook With HKPropel Access

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    Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Sixth Edition With HKPropel Access, guides students through the essentials of collecting and analyzing data of human performance and using that data in practical application. Introductory algebraic concepts are combined with the technological capabilities of Microsoft Excel and IBM’s SPSS software to aid students in calculations and data analysis. Focusing on the core concepts of reliability and validity of data, the text provides all the necessary tools for evidence-based decision making to apply in kinesiology, sport and exercise science, physical therapy, allied health, physical education, health, and fitness.

    The sixth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance has been reorganized to offer a logical progression of information that makes it easy for instructors and students to apply the content to their specific courses and career goals. It is enhanced with added expertise from new coauthor Weimo Zhu, who served as the chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of SHAPE America. The amount of information on physical activity assessment has been increased across all chapters, and the text includes new content about sport video analysis apps, employment-related testing, and more.

    The text is divided into four parts. Part I introduces the concepts of measurement and evaluation and their importance for decision making in human performance. Part II explores statistics as core tools and resources for these evaluations and explains the various forms of statistical procedures often used in measurement. Part III presents reliability and validity from theoretical, comprehensive, and criterion-referenced perspectives. Skills gained through previous sections are applied to human performance issues such as evaluating a person’s aerobic capacity or muscular strength. Part IV applies all of the content from the previous sections to practical settings where students will use the knowledge gained in the text, covering topics like fitness assessment, performance assessment, motor behavior, and sport and exercise psychology.

    To enhance student comprehension and retention, related online learning aids are delivered through HKPropel. Sample data sets allow students to practice data analysis, as do a wide range of study and practice activities. Chapter quizzes may be assigned to students by instructors and are automatically graded within HKPropel. In addition, Mastery Item sidebars throughout the text include problems and activities that test student knowledge, while Measurement and Evaluation Challenge sidebars provide scenarios that can be tackled with the information from the chapter.

    Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Sixth Edition, continues to provide students with the tools and confidence they will need to gather reliable data, analyze it, and apply it in their work with clients.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with this ebook.


    Undergraduate text for measurement and evaluation courses in exercise science, kinesiology, human performance, physical education, or health and fitness; also a reference for professionals in those fields.
    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
    Reliability and Validity
    Domains of Human Performance

    Chapter 2. Using Technology in Measurement and Evaluation
    Principles and Practice of Using Technology in Assessment
    Using Computers to Analyze Data
    Using SPSS
    Downloading Data Matrices

    Part II. Basic Statistical Concepts

    Chapter 3. Descriptive Statistics and the Normal Distributions
    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
    Interpreting r
    Multiple Correlation or Multiple Regression

    Chapter 5. Inferential Statistics
    Hypothesis Testing
    Independent and Dependent Variables
    Overview of Hypotheses Testing and Inferential Statistics
    Effect Size
    Selected Statistical Tests

    Part III. Reliability and Validity Theory

    Chapter 6. Reliability and Validity
    Applied Reliability and Validity Measures
    Estimating Agreement Between Measures Using the Bland–Altman Method

    Chapter 7. Criterion-Referenced Tests: Cut Scores, Reliability, and Validity
    Setting Criterion-Referenced Standards
    Development of Criterion-Referenced Testing
    Statistical Analysis of Criterion-Referenced Tests
    Criterion-Referenced Testing Examples
    Applying Criterion-Referenced Standards to Epidemiology

    Part IV. Human Performance Applications

    Chapter 8. Evaluation: Theory and Practice
    Evaluations and Standards
    Evaluation in School Settings
    Process of Grading
    Determining Instructional Objectives
    Consistency in Grading
    Grading Mechanics
    Evaluation in Nonschool Settings

    Chapter 9. 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
    Questionnaires and Surveys

    Chapter 10. Assessment of Health-Related Physical Fitness
    A Brief History of Physical Fitness Testing
    Health-Related Physical Fitness
    Establishing the Risk for Fitness Testing and Exercise
    Measuring Aerobic Capacity
    Measuring Body Composition
    Measuring Muscular Strength and Endurance
    Measuring Flexibility
    Health-Related Fitness Test Batteries
    Fitness Test Batteries for Older Adults
    Fitness Test Batteries for Children and Youth
    Fitness Test Batteries for Special Populations

    Chapter 11. Assessment of Performance-Related Fitness
    Measuring Agility
    Measuring Balance
    Measuring Coordination
    Measuring Power
    Measuring Reaction Time
    Measuring Speed
    Measuring Other Performance-Related Fitness Components
    Issues Related to Selection, Administration, and Use of Performance-Related Fitness Tests

    Chapter 12. Assessment of Motor Abilities, Skills, and Performance
    Testing Motor Abilities
    Guidelines for Motor Ability, Skills, and Performance Tests
    Effective Testing Procedures
    Developing Motor Performance Tests
    Issues in Skills Testing
    Skills Test Classification
    Purposes of Motor Performance Analysis
    Sport Analytics
    Video Analysis Apps
    Employment-Related Performance Testing

    Chapter 13. Assessment of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure
    A Chronological View of Physical Activity and Health Assessment
    Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure
    Methods of Assessing Physical Activity
    Methods of Assessing Energy Expenditure
    Selecting a Method of Measurement
    Assessing Physical Activity in Children and Youth
    Determining Dose of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure for Health

    Chapter 14. Psychological Measurements in Sport and Exercise
    Sport Psychology: Performance Enhancement and Mental Health
    Exercise Psychology: Psychological Benefits of Physical Activity
    Trait Versus State Measures
    General Versus Sport-Specific Measures
    Quantitative Versus Qualitative Measurement
    Cautions When Using Psychological Tests
    New Technology for Assessment Practices
    Tests Used in Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Chapter 15. Performance-Based Assessment: Alternative Ways to Assess Student Learning
    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

    Appendix: Microsoft Excel Applications
    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. Dr. Morrow regularly taught courses in measurement and evaluation in human performance. He has authored more than 150 articles and chapters on measurement and evaluation, physical fitness, physical activity, and computer use and has made approximately 300 professional presentations. He has also conducted significant research using the techniques presented in the text.

    Dr. Morrow served as president of the National Academy of Kinesiology and as chair of the science board of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He has received research funding from the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Cooper Institute. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK), and the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals. He is also a research fellow of SHAPE America. Dr. Morrow has chaired the AAHPERD Measurement and Evaluation Council and is a recipient of that council’s Honor Award. He has produced four fitness-testing software packages, including the AAHPERD Health-Related Physical Fitness Test, and was editor in chief of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport from 1989 to 1993. He was the founding coeditor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. He enjoys playing golf, reading, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.

    Dale P. Mood, PhD, is a professor emeritus and former associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Mood taught measurement and evaluation, statistics, and research methods courses beginning in 1970 and has published extensively in the field, including 47 articles and 6 books. He has been a consultant to five NFL football teams and chair of the AAHPERD Measurement and Evaluation Council, and he is a former president of AAALF. He was a reviewer for numerous human movement journals. In his leisure time, Dr. Mood enjoys reading, officiating summer league swimming meets, traveling, following the activities of his 18 grandchildren, and participating in a variety of physical activities.

    Weimo Zhu, PhD, is a tenured full professor in the department of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His major area of research is kinesmetrics (i.e., measurement and evaluation in kinesiology).

    Dr. Zhu’s primary research interests are the study and application of new measurement theories (e.g., item response theory) and models in the field of kinesiology. His research works have earned him international recognition. He is the editor in chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, American College of Sports Medicine, and Research Consortium of SHAPE America. He is a member of the FitnessGram/ActivityGram advisory committee. He is also a member of the editorial board for various academic journals and serves on the executive committees of several national and international professional organizations. Dr. Zhu was the chair of the Measurement and Evaluation Council of SHAPE America and received the M&E Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest award in measurement and evaluation, from SHAPE America in 2020.

    Minsoo Kang, PhD, is a full professor in the department of health, exercise science, and recreation management at the University of Mississippi. Kang earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Seoul National University in South Korea and his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His background is in analytics (measurement, applied statistics, and evaluation) in kinesiology with emphasis in IRT, Rasch, and psychometrics. Kang’s research has focused on measurement and statistical methods and their applications to assessments of physical activity and sedentary behavior. He has published more than 140 refereed journal articles, made 10 book contributions, and presented more than 200 research projects. He teaches courses on data analysis, applied statistics, research methods, meta-analysis, and measurement theory and practice in human performance. He enjoys traveling and playing badminton, golf, and tennis. 

    Kang is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a research fellow of SHAPE America. He has chaired the AAHPERD Measurement and Evaluation Council and is a recipient of that council’s Honor Award. Kang received the Distinguished Research Award at Middle Tennessee State University. He has served as an associate editor of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports, the Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, and Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science and is also a member of the editorial board for several journals.  

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes sample course syllabuses, chapter review questions and answers, student activities and answers, homework problems and answers, and answers to all the Mastery Items and student activities found in the text.

    Test package. Contains more than 900 multiple-choice questions. The files may be downloaded for integration with a learning management system or printed for uses as paper-based tests. Instructors may also create their own customized quizzes or tests from the test bank questions to assign to students directly through HKPropel. Multiple-choice questions are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Chapter quizzes. Contains ready-made quizzes (9-10 questions each) to assess student comprehension of the most important concepts in each chapter. Each quiz may be downloaded or assigned to students directly through HKPropel. The chapter assessments are automatically graded, and instructors can review student scores in the platform.

    Presentation package. Features nearly 600 PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.

    Image bank. Includes most of the figures, content photos, and tables from the text, sorted by chapter. These can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements.

    Videos. Dozens of brief videos summarize chapter content. Instructors can use the videos for review or preliminary preparation or as supplemental material during instruction. Students can use the videos for review, further clarification on a topic, and in preparation for chapter examinations.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel. For Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance, Sixth Edition, this includes a wide range of study and practice activities as well as sample data sets for each chapter to allow students to practice data analysis. In addition, chapter quizzes (assessments) may also be assigned; these are automatically graded to test comprehension of critical concepts.

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