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North Carolina A & T State University

Department of Human Performance & Leisure Studies

 

PHED 569: Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Education

 

Fall 2005

Monday/Wednesday

11:00AM -12:20 PM

G–24

 

 

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

 

 

Brenda Swearingin, Ph.D. (ABD)           

Office: 206 Corbett Sport Complex       

Phone: 334-7712 (Office)                    

Email: brendas@ncat.edu

 

 

Office Hours:

M/W 10-11 AM & 2:30 – 3 PM

T/Th 1:00 – 2:20 PM

Or by appointment

 

 

Course Overview:

PHED 569 provides an introduction to research, measurement, and evaluation in Physical Education and Recreation. The course includes an overview of research topics and methods, measurement and evaluation techniques and guidelines, and emphasizes application of research, measurement and evaluation in exercise, sport and physical education settings.

 

Course Objectives: Through the course lectures, readings and assignments, you should:

        Understand topics, methods and uses of research in Physical Education

        Understand concepts and techniques of measurement, assessment and evaluation in Physical Education

        Develop your ability to use research and measurement techniques in Physical Education

        Develop your ability to think critically and evaluate research and measurement in Physical Education

        Develop your ability to use research and instructional technology and resources in Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCATE Guidelines: 23

 

SDPI Guidelines: 1.5, 2.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 5.6, 6.10, 13.1, 13.2, 13.3., 14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 16.1, 17.1, 17.2, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 19.4, 19.5, 19.6, 20.1, 20.1, 21.3, 21.4, 21.7, 21.8, 22.2.

 

ACSM KSA Criteria: 1.11.9 and 1.3.14

 

Prerequisite: Junior standing; HPED and SSFM Majors only

 

Course Text: Thomas, J.R., Nelson, J.K. & Silverman S. J., (2005).  Research Methods in Physical Activity. (5th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics

 

Readings on Reserve (and e-reserves) in library:

Miller, D.K. (2002). Measurement by the Physical Educator: Why and How. (4th ed.).

New York: WCB Mc Graw-Hill.

 

Ainsworth, B. (1998). “Measurement of Physical Activity Questionnaires” (Research

Consortium Newsletter).

 

R.J. Robertson, F.L. Goss, et al. (2000). Children’s OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion: Mixed gender and race validation. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 32, 452-458. (pp. 452-453 on reserve).

 

Blackboard web address: http://ncat6.blackboard.com/

 

Supplies: 3.5 floppy disk; hand-held calculator (non-programmable), graph paper

 

Attendance/Preparation/Academic Integrity: Attendance and participation is expected in all classes. Students should plan to devote 2-3 hours outside of class for each hour in class (6-9 hours per week) to master the course content and complete assignments. In the event of absence due to illness or university-sponsored trips, students are responsible for notifying the instructor in advance, reviewing class material, and completing all assignments by the due date. 

The NC A&T Academic Dishonesty Policy guides all work in this course:

Students are responsible for reading and understanding this policy and must sign the honor statement “I have abided by the academic dishonesty policy on this assignment” on all work submitted in this course. 

 

Course Evaluation: Class sessions will include active participation as well as lecture/discussion. Several assignments involve in-class activity and discussion; and attendance and participation is expected. Other assignments will involve application of material covered in class and may involve use of the web and other outside resources.

 

 

 

 

Grading:(100 pts.; 90+ = A, 80-89 = B, 70-79 = C, 60-69 = D, below 60 = F)

                             Labs/Graded Assignments:           30 pts.

                             S/U assignments                        10 pts.

                             In-class quizzes (4)                     20 pts.

                             Mid-term Exam                          20 pts.

                             Final Exam                                 20 pts.

 

Exam/Assignment Topics/Schedule (tentative)

        Quizzes: 4 in-class quizzes will be given.  These will be objective exams given during the first 30 minutes of class.  Tentative dates for the quizzes are on the course calendar.

        Mid-term and Final Exams: Both the mid-term and final exams will be take-home (specific instructions for completing the exams will be given at least one week in advance).  Tentative due dates are: Oct 19 (class after fall break) and Dec 5, noon (Thursday of exam week).

        Graded Assignments/Labs: Several out-of class assignments will be given. Most involve practice and application of course content.  Specific instructions will be given as the related material is covered in class.  Tentative assignments/labs include: 1) library resources, 2) research abstract review, 3) research article review, 4) interview and report, 5) observation and report, 6) statistics lab

        Non-graded Class Activities and Assignments: Several classes will involve practice with research and measurement techniques, discussion of issues, or group activities in addition to standard lectures.  We will also use the web and out-of-class resources.  Class information and activities will be posted on the course Blackboard site.  You may be required to complete some out-of-class activities (usually with Blackboard) that will NOT be graded on a letter-grade basis, but will be marked as S/U.  Students who complete all in-class and out-of-class non-graded activities will receive full credit (10 points) and partial credit will be given for partial completion.

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