Monday, May 11, 2015

Research Tool for PA and PE Webinar

Using Systematic Observation to Research School
Physical Education and Physical Activity Programs

Free Webinar
Wed, May 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

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 (a) Identify the importance of using direct observation to assess physical activity and its contexts in schools;
(b) Discuss common research topics associated with using this methodology, including IRB approval, validity, reliability, observer training and maintenance, using video, and selecting the appropriate unit of analysis;
(c) Identify the location of free written and video resources for research protocols and observer training; and
(d) Provide advanced information on two observation systems used widely in schools, SOFIT and SOPLAY.

Thom McKenzie, Monica Lounsbery, Chad Spoon

Thomas McKenzie
San Diego State University
San Diego CA