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Reliability of hand held stopwatches during H.A.R.T. field testing

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Title: Reliability of hand held stopwatches during H.A.R.T. field testing
Reliability of hand held stopwatches during Hawaii Anaerobic Run Test field testing
Authors: Lundquist, Kelly M.
Keywords: Stopwatches -- Reliability
Running races -- Hawaii
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of split times obtained by band held stopwatches (HHS) compared to electronic timing (ET) during a 200-m sprint. Twenty-six timers were given instruction and practice until good agreement was achieved between ET and HHS. Two HHS timing methods were compared with ET: single-split timers (SST) and multiple-split timers (MST). Trained runners (8 males, 10 females) participated in this study. A repeated measures ANOVA was used to determine the validity. Reliability was analyzed using Intraclass Correlation models. No differences were found between the five MST (p = 0.092). An ICC of 0.92 indicated high reliability. ET resulted in significantly faster times than MST or SST (F = 4.73,p = 0.009). High ICC values (ICC model (2, 3) = 0.96 and 0.99) indicated that the two HHS methods were reliable. It was concluded that ET should be the method of choice.
Description: Thesis (M.S.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-33).
viii, 39 leaves, bound ill. 29 cm
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Appears in Collections:M.S. - Kinesiology and Leisure Science

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