Measuring physical activity

LaMonte, Michael J., Ainsworth, Barbara E. and Reis, Jared P. (2006). Measuring physical activity. In Weimo Zhu and Terry M. Wood (Ed.), Measurement theory and practice in kinesiology (pp. 237-271) Champaign, IL, United States: Human Kinetics.

Author LaMonte, Michael J.
Ainsworth, Barbara E.
Reis, Jared P.
Title of chapter Measuring physical activity
Title of book Measurement theory and practice in kinesiology
Place of Publication Champaign, IL, United States
Publisher Human Kinetics
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
ISBN 0736045031
Editor Weimo Zhu
Terry M. Wood
Chapter number 13
Start page 237
End page 271
Total pages 35
Total chapters 16
Language eng
Subjects 111712 Health Promotion
111706 Epidemiology
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology provides a contemporary reference on measurement issues. The authors take both a broad and focused look at measurement issues in the physical domain. Readers learn about the tools that can facilitate their more advanced work, particularly with regard to statistical techniques, and learn practical applications in areas such as educational assessment and preemployment physical testing.

The book is divided into four parts. Part I introduces readers to measurement basics, including validity, reliability, and test construction. Part II explores current issues in measurement, including ethical issues, computerized adaptive testing, item bias, and scaling and equating measures. Part III focuses on advanced statistical techniques, including analysis of large and small data sets, analysis of longitudinal data, and structural equation modeling and its applications. In part IV, the authors look at measurement in practice, current issues in physical education, measurement of physical activity, measurement issues in the clinical setting, epidemiology and physical activity, and preemployment physical testing.

With this simple yet sophisticated approach, Measurement Theory and Practice in Kinesiology can be used by students in graduate-level introductory measurement courses or as a reference by researchers and clinicians in the allied health professions. [from publisher's website]
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Description: xii, 428 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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