14 Introduction to Inferential Statistics Before our next lecture you will be conducting some inferential statistics in your lab classesAll you need to be aware of at this stage is that the ‘P-value’ represents the probability that total variance is not due to primary variance
17 Selected ReadingI know error and variance can be confusing topics, try these:Atkinson, G. and A. M. Nevill. Statistical methods for assessing measurement error (Reliability) in variables relevant to sports medicine. Sports Medicine. 26: , 1998.Hopkins, W. G. et al. Design and analysis of research on sport performance enhancement. Med. Sci. Sport and Exerc. 31: , 1999.Hopkins, W. G. et al. Reliability of power in physical performance tests. Sports Medicine. 31: , 2001.Atkinson, G., ''What is this thing called measurement error?'' , in Kinanthropometry VIII: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) , Reilly, T. and Marfell-Jones, M. (Eds.), Taylor and Francis, London , 2003.
18 Coursework (60% overall grade) Your coursework will require you to address 2 of the following research scenarios:1) Effect of Plyometric Training on Vertical Jump2) Effect of Ice Baths on Recovery of Strength3) Effect of Diet on the Incidence of Muscle Injury4) Effect of Footwear on Sprint Acceleration5) Effect of PMR on Competitive Anxiety.
19 Coursework Outline For each of the 2 scenarios you will need to: Perform a literature search in order to provide a comprehensive introduction to the research areaIdentify the variables of interest and evaluate the research design which was adoptedFormulate and state appropriate hypothesesSummarise descriptive statistics in an appropriate and well presented manner…
20 Coursework Outline Cont’d… Select the most appropriate statistical test with justification for your decisionTransfer the output of your inferential statistics into your word documentInterpret your results and discuss the validity and reliability of the studyDraw a meaningful conclusion (state whether hypotheses are accepted or rejected).
21 Coursework Details (see unit outline) 2000 words maximum (i.e. 1000 for each)Any supporting SPSS data/outputs to be appendedTo be submitted on Tuesday 14th DecemberAssessment WeightingEvaluation & Analysis (30 %)Reading & Research (20 %)Communication & Presentation (20 %)Knowledge (30 %)
22 Web address also referenced on shared area Coursework DetailsAll information relating to your coursework (including the relevant data files) are accessible via the unit web page:Web address also referenced on shared area
23 Mid-Term Test (40% overall grade) NEXT WEEKThis test will involve short answer questions covering all the information covered so farMostly knowledge recall but will require understanding and possibly some calculationsDuration = 50 minSo…
24 Mid-Term Test (40% overall grade) Surnames: A-FArrive promptly at am for start of test at amExit in silence afterwardsSurnames: G-ZArrive promptly at am for start of test at amExit however you like!