Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Knowledge Representation of Volleyball Players

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Knowledge Representation of Volleyball Players

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Jennifer J. Gorecki, Illinois State University

Research in knowledge representation using verbal protocols has shown that in tennis, baseball, and volleyball, experts have more sophisticated response selection during competition. This study was designed to further describe the knowledge representation of volleyball players. Ten members of the University of South Carolina Varsity Volleyball Team and ten physical education majors enrolled in a volleyball class at the University of South Carolina participated in an interview session to elicit problem representation and solutions to five volleyball game situations. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and coded using a model of protocol analysis. Quantitative analysis of verbal data revealed no significant differences in the number of major concepts (conditions, actions, and goals) generated by participants. Although non significant, experts generated slightly more conditions and actions whereas novices generated slightly more goals. The differences in the knowledge representation of experts and novices was g reatest in the quality of the representation and the content accessed by experts and novices. …

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