Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health contains a comprehensive collection of normative data for numerous fitness, performance, and health components across a range of ages, abilities, occupations, and athletic backgrounds. It lays the foundation for working with normative data by detailing the purpose and benefits of norms. It reviews relevant statistical information to assist the reader in understanding and interpreting descriptive statistics, including a limited discussion on inferential statistics.
Readers will benefit from this book by gaining knowledge on
- comparing athletic populations and rating athletes based on normative values;
- properly conducting and comparing various tests for specific fitness components through detailed test descriptions;
- the importance of testing and the reasons for establishing testing programs;
- the interpretation of normative data to allow proper understanding of test results; and
- comprehending data analysis through the easy manner in which the statistics are presented
Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health is a solid reference for fitness instructors, physical educators, exercise scientists, coaches, and various civil service professionals. It is the most comprehensive compilation of normative fitness and health data in existence and provides a basic understanding of statistical analysis of those norms.