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Computerized Adaptive Testing

Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook Chapter

...Reprinted from Introduction to Rasch measurement. by Evertt V. Smith, Jr. and Richard M. Smith (Eds.) 2004, pp. 601-629. With permission from Richard M. Smith.Sitting in the sports medicine center’s waiting room is a woman awaiting...

Surveys

Damon P. S. Andrew

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Damon P. S. Andrew, PhD, is a professor and dean at Troy University in the College of Health and Human Services. His academic credentials include an associate’s degree from Jefferson Davis Community College, a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of South Alabama, two additional master’s degrees in biomechanics and sport management from the University of Florida, and a PhD in sport administration from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul M. Pedersen

Paul M. Pedersen, PhD, is an associate professor of sport management and the director of the sport management doctoral program at Indiana University at Bloomington. Previously, Pedersen taught sport communication and management courses at several colleges and universities, including Bowling Green State University and Palm Beach Atlantic University. He received his PhD from Florida State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chad D. McEvoy

Chad D. McEvoy, EdD, is an Associate Professor at Illinois State University, where he is the coordinator of the sport management graduate program. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, McEvoy worked in marketing and fund raising in intercollegiate athletics at Iowa State University and Western Michigan University. He has conducted research projects for clients at various level of sport, including professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, Olympic sport, and sports agency organizations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Research Methods and Design in Sport Management

Human Kinetics, 2011

Ebook Chapter

...After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following:■ Comment on the purpose of survey research■ Discuss technical differences between a survey and a questionnaire■ Describe various interview types and their strengths...

Evaluation Steps

Ruth V. Russell

Ruth V. Russell, ReD, is a full professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. She is a former trustee of the National Recreation and Park Association and a former president of the Society of Park and Recreation Educators. She has programming experience with San Diego Recreation and Parks Department, San Diego-Imperial County Girl Scout Council, a variety of Girl Scout camps, Allied Gardens, and Chateau La Jolla Retirement Complexes. Dr. Russell is the author of numerous textbooks, technical reports, book chapters, and journal articles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lynn M. Jamieson

Lynn M. Jamieson, ReD, is chair and full professor in the department of recreation, park, and tourism studies at Indiana University. Previously, she served as curriculum coordinator of the recreation administration program at California Polytechnic State University and spent 12 yearsn in administrative positions as a recreation administrator, with special emphasis on recreational sport management. She has coauthored four texts and more than 50 articles about various aspects of management in leisure services. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Leisure Program Planning and Delivery

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Preparing an evaluation proposalDesigning the studySelecting a sampleCollecting informationInterpreting the information gatheredPreparing the final reportPutting the findings into actionTrapeutic recreation programmers Linda Buettner...

Preemployment Physical Testing

Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook Chapter

...Employers have always used some method to select an employee from potential job applicants. Much of the early preemployment testing focused on cognitive abilities, but with the rise in women seeking employment in physically demanding...

Translating Research to Practice

Measurement Issues in Aging and Physical Activity : Proceedings of the 10th Measurement and Evaluation Symposium

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook Chapter

...The Evolving Research Base The evidence supporting the linkages between physical activity and a myriad of health outcomes is now well accepted (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 1996, 2003). The benefits of physical...

Validity

Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook Chapter

...Validity is widely recognized as the most important concept in measurement. This is illustrated by the following statements describing validity from some of the leading authorities in measurement:“… the most fundamental consideration...

Structural Equation Modeling and Its Applications in Exercise Science Research

Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook Chapter

...The past decade has seen a significant increase in interest in the application of structural equation modeling (SEM) techniques to the field of exercise science. Much of the interest can be attributed to the growing popularity of SEM...