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Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance

Using SPSS and R, 2nd Edition

By Dale P. Mood, James R. Morrow Jr, Matthew McQueen


360 pages | 65 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-06-15
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An understanding and working knowledge of the basic principles of statistics are of central importance in understanding the sport and health sciences. Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance provides students facing statistical problems for the first time with an accessible and informal introduction to the key concepts and procedures of statistical analysis.

Now in its second edition, the book covers processes involved in using both SPSS and R, and includes chapters on:

  • descriptive statistics
  • the normal curve and standard scores
  • correlation and regression
  • inferential statistics
  • t-tests
  • anova, factorial anova and manova
  • nonparametric statistics

Including examples relevant to the field, review questions, practice problems and activities throughout, and online materials with step-by-step video guides, interactive concept reviews, an image bank and PowerPoint slides, the book offers students all the tools they need to understand statistical concepts in sport and exercise. This is a vital resource for any students of sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic training, and fitness and health taking classes in statistics.

Table of Contents

1. Research Methods

2. Introduction to Measurement and Statistics

3. Descriptive Statistics

4. The Normal Curve and Standard Scores

5. Correlation and Regression

6. Introduction to Inferential Statistics

7. Two-Sample t-Test

8. Issues in Inferential Statistics

9. One-Way Between-Groups ANOVA

10. One-Way Within-Groups ANOVA

11. Factorial ANOVA

12. Multivariate ANOVA (MANOVA)

13. Advanced Statistics

14. Nonparametric Statistics

About the Authors

Dale P. Mood is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado, USA, where he taught for 47 years in the Department of Integrative Physiology. He is a former Department Chair, Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, coordinator of the Responsible Conduct of Research program on the Boulder campus and interim Director of the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program. He has authored five textbooks, three book chapters, nearly 50 articles, and he has presented both nationally and internationally in the areas of measurement and research.

James R. Morrow Jr is a Regents Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation at the University of North Texas, USA. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and five books, and he has made nearly 300 professional presentations. He received the 2011 President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Honor Award. His teaching and research focus on measurement issues related to physical fitness and activity assessment.

Matthew B. McQueen is the founding Director of the Public Health Certificate Program and teaches introduction to epidemiology for undergraduate students as well as advanced biostatistics for graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. McQueen’s research objectives are focused on the development and application of epidemiological and biostatistical methods to advance our understanding of human disease from genes to populations. His research program is highly interdisciplinary involving studies of genetics and the microbiome, cardiometabolic disease, substance abuse as well as neurological studies of Alzheimer’s disease and mild traumatic brain injury.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General