Research Methods in Physical Activity 7th Edition

Author: Thomas, Jerry R.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492512885
Format: PDF
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Research Methods in Physical Activity, Seventh Edition, systematically guides students through the research process, introducing methods and tools specifically for kinesiology and exercise science disciplines, including the subdisciplines of physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. The seventh edition leads students and novice researchers to research competency with the distinctive humor that has become a trademark of this internationally recognized text.

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Author: Jerry R. Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780736059954
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The presentation package for Research Methods in Physical Activity, Fifth Edition,includes a comprehensive series of PowerPoint slides featuring graphics directly from the text. More than 327 slides--organized by chapter so that instructors can easily choose the ones they need for their lectures--include the critical images that instructors can use for class discussion and illustration. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly with PowerPoint to print transparencies and slides or to make copies for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for images based on key words. The presentation package is free to course adopters and may be accessed online at www.HumanKinetics.com/ResearchMethodsInPhysicalActivity. For non-course adopters, the presentation package is available for purchase on CD-ROM for Windows or Macintosh. Minimum system requirements Microsoft� Windows� -IBM PC compatible with Pentium� processor -Windows� 95/98/2000/ME/XP (2000 or XP recommended) -16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended) -At least 28 MB hard drive space recommended for installation -Microsoft� PowerPoint� Viewer 97 (included) -4x CD-ROM drive -High color display setting (true color recommended) -Mouse Macintosh� -Power Mac� required -System 9.x/10.x -16 MB RAM (32 MB recommended) -At least 28 MB hard drive space recommended for installation -Microsoft� PowerPoint� Viewer 98 (included) -4x CD-ROM drive (or faster) -High color display setting (true color recommended) -Mouse

Research Methods in Physical Activity

Author: Jerry R. Thomas
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780736056205
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The latest edition of "Research Methods in Physical Activity" is updated the resource in order to shed new light on the research process and enhance students' understanding of basic statistical calculations and the relevance of their uses.

Research Methods in Biomechanics 2E

Author: Gordon Robertson
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736093400
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Detailing up-to-date research technologies and approaches, Research Methods in Biomechanics, Second Edition, assists both beginning and experienced researchers in developing methods for analyzing and quantifying human movement.

Fitness Professional s Handbook 7th Edition

Author: Howley, Edward T.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492536016
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With 24 integrated video clips, Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition With Web Resource (Enhanced Version), provides a dynamic experience for undergraduate fitness testing, programming, and exercise prescription. Current and future fitness professionals will find information to screen participants, conduct standardized fitness tests, evaluate the major components of fitness, and prescribe appropriate exercise. To facilitate an engaging learning experience, the enhanced version features video clips that help learners apply key techniques alongside fully updated text that uses the latest standards, guidelines, and research from authorities in the field. It will prepare learners for certification and arm them with the knowledge to work with a variety of clients and populations. Content incorporates information from the 10th edition of ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans exercise and physical activity recommendations for adults, older adults, children, and those with special needs. The editors embrace the importance of communication between allied health and medical professionals with those in the fitness arena to provide learners with a foundation for prescribing exercise and delivering need- and goal-specific physical activity and fitness programs. Reflecting the same enhancements of the seventh edition print book, every chapter has been updated, allowing learners to explore the newest theories and research findings and apply them to real-world situations. The following are among the most significant changes to the seventh edition: · A web resource containing biannual industry updates and references and fillable forms provides a useful tool for students to use beyond the classroom · A new chapter, “Training for Performance,” helps professionals expand their practice to work with recreational athletes who have performance-related goals · New information, including the consequences of exercise-induced muscle damage (rhabdomyolysis), devices used to track physical activity and estimate energy expenditure (e.g., accelerometers), relative flexibility and the role of lumbopelvic rhythm in back function, the importance of progression in an exercise prescription, and the professional standard of care associated with HIIT programs reflects recent topics of interest and research · Updated statistics on CVD and CHD from the American Heart Association, adult and childhood obesity, and the prevalence of COPD, asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema ensure accurate representation of data · Chapter quizzes have been added to an updated ancillary package that also includes an instructor guide, test package, presentation package, and image bank Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition With Web Resource (Enhanced Version), contains a variety of learning tools to help students identify and retain key information. Objectives, key points, glossary terms, and chapter review questions guide students to important concepts, while research insight boxes and procedures for common fitness tests draw attention to commonly sought information. Case study questions and answers help learners apply the concepts to real-world scenarios. References are numbered and organized by chapter at the end of the e-book to provide direction for more in-depth research. With a comprehensive and practical approach, this enhanced e-book enables users to help individuals, communities, and groups gain the benefits of regular physical activity in a positive and safe environment. It provides background to the field, scientific fundamentals, and up-to-date recommendations to help learners better understand the role of physical activity in the quality of life and guidelines for screening, testing, supervising, and modifying activity for various populations.

Advances in Sport Psychology

Author: Thelma S. Horn
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736057356
Format: PDF, Docs
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The updated third edition of Advances in Sport Psychologyoffers a view of the latest research in the field of sport psychology. The text is written by 34 of the field's most prolific researchers and scholars, including Maureen Weiss, Shane Murphy, and Albert Carron. These contributors extend the boundaries that have defined the field and provide a clear direction for future research. This third edition has been completely revised to reflect the advances that have occurred in the field within the past several years. The text provides readers with a complete picture of current research and emerging topics in sport psychology while challenging researchers to examine the factors that keep this discipline growing. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, provides a fresh look at sport psychology with these features: -Four new chapters on qualitative research methods, achievement goal theories, self-confidence, and family and peer influences -Significant revisions of the second-edition chapters, along with more concise overviews of individual topics -An analysis and synthesis of the state of knowledge for each topic and a discussion of future research directions The text focuses on the most important and active areas of current research, which recognize the merging of individual and socioenvironmental factors in making sense of sport performance and behavior. Each chapter includes a definition of terms, an explanation of the chapter's scope, and an outline of the sections. The author then provides a review of the available research and theory on the chapter's main topic, analyzes the state of knowledge in the area, and devotes significant space to future research directions. The book is divided into four parts. Part Ioffers a comprehensive introduction to the field, including definitions, history, and research paradigms and methodologies. Part IIexplores individual characteristics that affect sport participants' behavior, including self-perceptions, attributional patterns and perceptions of control, motivational orientations, and achievement goal perspectives. Part IIIexplores socioenvironmental factors that affect sport participants' behaviors. Part IVdelves into the research and theory concerning intervention techniques used for enhancing performance and modifying athletes' behaviors, including imagery and mental rehearsal, attentional processes, goal setting, and flow and peak performance. Advances in Sport Psychology, Third Edition, offers a new and thorough understanding of where sport psychology has been, where it is now, and where it is headed. This text will help students prepare and conduct their own research, and it will be a great reference for professionals who want to stay on the cutting-edge of the field.

Bioenergetics Primer for Exercise Science

Author: Jie Kang
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736062411
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although there are chapters in exercise physiology texts and a few books on the topics of human bioenergetics and energy metabolism, those chapters and books often do not cover the pertinent information in sufficient detail and are generally highly research oriented or outdated. Bioenergetics Primer for Exercise Scienceis an up-to-date text that encompasses all available information regarding human bioenergetics and energy metabolism and brings together diverse issues that are of theoretical interest and practical importance. Written as a primer, this text explains the foundational and critical knowledge and research findings in bioenergetics and the application of those findings. To evaluate research more knowledgeably and decide which techniques best fit their own research, students and professionals will learn about lab- and field-based techniques used to measure energy metabolism, including lipid metabolism. In addition to bioenergetics concepts and research, the text emphasizes the metabolic challenges brought about by obesity and diabetes. A dedicated chapter discusses metabolic impairments associated with both diseases, alterations in metabolism during exercise for affected individuals, and the role of exercise in enhancing energy utilization and improving glucose response and insulin sensitivity. The text also provides a more specific discussion of bioenergetics applied to the subpopulations of children, elderly people, and women. Without weighing down the reader will highly academic and technical jargon, the text explains the science behind energy metabolism in an accessible and inclusive format specifically designed for exercise science students studying areas other than bioenergetics and professionals working in related areas such as health and fitness, nutrition, and weight management. Bioenergetics novices will appreciate the cohesive presentation of information within a four-part structure: -Part Iillustrates how carbohydrate, fat, and protein are metabolized and converted into energy for sport and physical activity. It conveys basic but critical information before pursuing more advanced topics in bioenergetics. -Part IIpresents lab- and field-based techniques for measuring energy metabolism, including a variety of instrumentations and protocols commonly used to assess energy and fuel utilization. Connections to sport and physical activity, including the energy cost of walking, running, cycling, and resistance exercise, are emphasized. Strategies that can be used to enhance energy utilization with special focus on weight management are also introduced. -Part IIIexplores ideas and strategies for enhancing energy production and expenditure. Metabolic adaptations to exercise training are covered (such as changes in cellular function, fuel utilization, and oxygen uptake after aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training). Special attention is given to obesity and diabetes, primarily the effect of glucose responses and insulin sensitivity on affected populations and how age, gender, and metabolic diseases affect those populations. -Part IVdiscusses additional aspects of bioenergetics, including factors influencing resting metabolic rate and the thermic effect of food and its relationship to physical activity and obesity. Also included is a discussion of intended use, working mechanism, related research, and potential side effects for select pharmacologic and nutritional substances. Helpful textbook features such as chapter summaries, key point boxes, key terms bolded in the text and defined in the glossary, review questions with an appendix of answers, and an extensive reference list make this text ideal for effective learning and retention for students. More in-depth than cursory discussions found in exercise physiology texts and more practical and accessible than dedicated bioenergetics texts, Bioenergetics Primer for Exercise Scienceencompasses all the up-to-date research and information regarding human bioenergetics and energy metabolism, offering both students and professionals a depth of knowledge that will inform their further study, research, and profession. Bioenergetics Primer for Exercise Scienceis the third volume in Human Kinetics'' Primers in Exercise Science Series. This series presents a foundational understanding of the science behind each topic in the series and, when appropriate, its application. Written by leading researchers and teachers in their respective areas of expertise, these books convey the essential concepts in dynamic, complex areas of scientific knowledge using an accessible writing style. Designed for quick reference and ease of assimilation, these books provide students and professionals with up-to-date foundational knowledge in an otherwise unfamiliar scientific area. Other books that have appeared in the series include Biochemistry Primer for Exercise Science, Third Edition,by Michael E. Houston and Genetics Primer for Exercise Science and Healthby Stephen M. Roth.

Essentials of Research Methods in Health Physical Education Exercise Science and Recreation

Author: Kris E. Berg
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781770361
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores a range of basic topics covered in research courses in exercise science, kinesiology, and physical education. This work provides the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses; and understand how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation.

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science

Author: Alan C. Lacy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315312719
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science, now published in paperback and hardback, offers students a clear and practical guide to best practice for measurement and evaluation in school- and nonschool-based physical activity programs. Written by two academics with backgrounds in physical education teacher education (PETE), the book emphasizes the link between theory and practice and reflects the most recent changes in national physical education programs. It covers a full range of introductory topics, including current trends in measurement and evaluation, program development, statistics, test selection, and an expanded chapter on alternative assessment, before introducing: • measurement for health-related physical fitness • measurement for psychomotor skills • measurement for cognitive knowledge • measurement for affective behaviors • grading • self-evaluation. Each chapter features learning aids such as objectives, key terms, practical applications, and review questions, while an appendix offers in-depth Excel assignments. Offering a full companion website featuring an instructor’s manual, lecture slides, and a test bank, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science is a complete resource for instructors and students, alike. It is an essential text for students in measurement and evaluation classes as part of a degree program in physical education, exercise science or kinesiology, and a valuable reference for practitioners seeking to inform their professional practice.

Imagery in Sport

Author: Tony Morris
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736037525
Format: PDF
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It has long been known that almost all elite athletes use imagery and that most sport psychologists apply imagery in working with athletes. But most material on the subject has been, to this point, relegated to single chapters in books, to journal articles, or to conference proceedings. Now Imagery in Sportaddresses the breadth of what researchers and practitioners in sport psychology know about the topic, and it treats each issue in depth, considering current theories and research on imagery and its application in sport. The reference also addresses future directions in research and practice for imagery in sport. In doing so, Imagery in Sportprovides the most comprehensive look at the state of imagery and its uses in sport today. The authors take readers step by step through understanding, investigating, applying, and advancing imagery in sport. The text includes the following: -Sample scripts, preperformance suggestions, and sport-specific and site-specific tips -Presentation and critical analysis of 10 well-known theoretical frameworks for understanding imagery -A full chapter devoted to understanding and successfully using the available measures of imagery in sport, including how to administer imagery-ability measures Imagery in Sporttakes complex theories and presents them clearly, using examples from everyday sport contexts. The book helps readers become familiar with the current knowledge about the topic and learn to view it with a critical eye. And it provides practicing sport psychologists with guidelines and strategies for using imagery to help athletes improve their performances.