# Measurement in Physical Education

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chapter 3
analysis of test scores
To prepare a delicious dinner, set the table, and fail to sit down to enjoy the meal is just as ridiculous as failing to analyze the measurement data after the test has been administered. In the following pages we will attempt to explain the analysis of test data.The statistical know-how required for the necessary analysis of test scores for use in a physical education program is not difficult. Even if, as a youngster, you were frightened by an integer, the phobia should not prevent you from comprehending the statistical analyses presented in this chapter. In order to obtain from the data an adequate realization for the effort spent in its collection, the scores must be analyzed. There are answers to perhaps five questions that we might want to derive from these data:
 1 How did the group as a whole do on the test? 2 How does each individual stand in relation to the group? 3 How can we homogeneously group the pupils? 4 How can we use these scores for grading purposes? 5 How do we go about constructing norms?

The following approach to analysis of test data places emphasis upon the interpretation of test scores rather than upon explanation of theory and derivation of techniques employed. The specific steps to the final answer are outlined in detail.

Statistical Analysis

When baking a cake, the average homemaker does not understand the chemical effects of the ingredients she uses. However, if she is careful and follows directions, the product is quite gratifying. Somewhat similar application of this principle will yield excellent results in manipulation

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#### Table of contents

• Title Page i
• Preface v
• Contents vii
• Chapter 1 Approach to Measurement and Evaluation 1
• Bibliography 23
• Chapter 2 Test Selection 25
• Chapter 3 Analysis of Test Scores 33
• Bibliography 71
• Chapter 4 Measuring Strength 72
• Bibliography 107
• Chapter 5 Motor Fitness Tests 109
• Bibliography 156
• Chapter 6 General Motor Ability 157
• Bibliography 201
• Chapter 7 Sports Skill Testing 204
• Bibliography 228
• Chapter 8 Cardiovascular Tests 229
• Bibliography 258
• Chapter 9 Nutritional Measurements and Somatotype 260
• Bibliography 295
• Chapter 10 Evaluation of Body Mechanics 297
• Introduction 297
• Bibliography 336
• Chapter 11 Evaluation of Social Development 338
• Bibliography 358
• Chapter 12 Sports Knowledge Tests 360
• Bibliography 372
• Chapter 13 Marking in Physical Education 374
• Bibliography 390
• Chapter 14 Organization and Administration of the Measurement Program 391
• Bibliography 404
• Appendix a Table of Square Roots of Numbers from 1 to 1000 405
• Appendix B Suggested Laboratory Exercises 416
• Appendix C the New Britain System 420
• Appendix D Norms for Aahper Youth Fitness Test 428
• Appendix E Norms for Kirchner Motor Fitness Test 452
• Appendix F Norms for Oregon Motor Fitness Test 456
• Index 463
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