This title deals with development methods for analysing and quantifying human movement. Research Methods in Biomechanics, Second Edition, demonstrates the range of available research techniques and how to best apply this knowledge to ensure valid data collection. In the highly technical field of biomechanics, research methods are frequently upgraded as the speed and sophistication of software and hardware technologies increase. Expanded into 14 chapters and reorganised into four parts, the improved second edition features more than 100 new pieces of art and illustrations and new chapters introducing the latest techniques and areas of research. Included is access to biomechanics research software, Visual3D Educational Edition, which allows users to explore its full range of modeling capabilities. It is a reference for biomechanics professionals, researchers, motor behaviourists and ergonomists; textbook for undergraduate and graduate biomechanics courses in research methods.
D. Gordon E. Robertson is an emeritus professor and a fellow of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics. Graham E. Caldwell is an associate professor and a fellow of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, teaches at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Joseph Hamill is a professor and fellow of the Research Consortium, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.
Part I: Kinematics; Part II: Kinetics; Part III: Muscles, Models, and Movement; Part IV: Further Analytical Procedures.