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If you are studying exercise and sports science, or a related course, then this book will be an indispensable companion throughout your entire degree programme. This � one-stop� text will guide you through the wide range of practical, analytical and data handling skills that you will need during your undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies. It will also give you a solid grounding in the wider transferable skills such as teamwork, using information technology, communicating information and study skills. Practical Skills in Exercise and Sports Science provides an easy-to-read guide to help you develop the skills you need to succeed. It explains the essential elements of practical techniques and procedures in a step-by-step manner to help you understand their application in the context of exercise and sports science. This text� s unique and comprehensive coverage includes: general advice on practical work; measuring techniques; field tests; statistical techniques; analysis and presentation of data; and study skills.
ContentsList of boxesPrefaceAcknowledgements1. The importance of transferrable skills2. Managing your time3. Working with others4. Taking notes from lectures and text5. Learning and revising 6. Curriculum options, assessment and exams7. Preparing your curriculum vitae8. Finding and citing published information9. Evaluating information10. Using online resources11. Using spreadsheets12. Word processors, databases and other packages13. Reporting and interpreting test results14. General aspects of scientific writing15. Writing essays and literature reviews16. Organising a poster display17. Giving a spoken presentation18. The principles of measurement19. Making valid and reliable measurements20. SI units and their use21. Scientific method and design of experiments22. Conducting and writing up project work23. Your approach to practical work24. Health and safety25. Working with body fluids26. Preparing for fitness tests27. Pre-exercise health screening procedures28. Blood and urine collection and analysis29. Measuring cardiac function30. Testing pulmonary function31. Measuring endurance exercise intensity32. Measuring hydration status and body temperature33. Measuring flexibility34. Kinanthropometry35. Measuring body composition36. Measuring maximal aerobic capacity37. Indirect measures of aerobic capacity38. Measuring energy expenditure and physical activity39. Measuring anaerobic power and capacity40. Measuring muscle strength and endurance41. Common field tests42. Specific field tests43. Measuring endurance training thresholds44. Measuring economy of exercise45. Monitoring training load46. Manipulating and transforming raw data47. Graphs48. Presenting data in tables49. Descriptive statistics50. Choosing and using statistical testsIndex
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