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1st Edition

Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415595575
Published May 3, 2012 by Routledge
416 Pages

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Book Description

Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies guides the student through the full research process, from selecting the most appropriate statistical procedure, to analysing data, to the presentation of results, illustrating every key step in the process with clear examples, case-studies and data taken from real sport and exercise settings.

Every chapter includes a range of features designed to help the student grasp the underlying concepts and relate each statistical procedure to their own research project, including definitions of key terms, practical exercises, worked examples and clear summaries. The book also offers an in-depth and practical guide to using SPSS in sport and exercise research, the most commonly used data analysis software in sport and exercise departments. In addition, a companion website includes more than 100 downloadable data sets and work sheets for use in or out of the classroom, full solutions to exercises contained in the book, plus over 1,300 PowerPoint slides for use by tutors and lecturers.

Statistics for Sport and Exercise Studies is a complete, user-friendly introduction to the use of statistical tests, techniques and procedures in sport, exercise and related subjects.

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Table of Contents

1. Data, Information and Statistics  2. Using this book  3. Descriptive Statistics  4. Standardized scores  5. Probability  6. Data distributions  7. Hypothesis testing  8. Correlation  9. Linear Regression  10. t Tests  11. Analysis of Variances  12. Factorial ANOVA  13. Multivariate ANOVA  14. Nonparametric tests  15. Chi Square  16. Statistical Classification  17. Cluster Analysis  18. Data Reduction using Principal Components Analysis  19. Reliability  20. Statistical Power

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Peter O’Donoghue is Reader and Discipline Director for Performance Analysis in the Cardiff School of Sport, UWIC, UK. Peter started his career as a computer scientist before moving into sport and exercise science in 1997. Since then he has been active in the performance analysis of sport and is Chair of the International Society of Performance Analysis of Sport.