ERIC Number: ED075453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-8
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Assessment of Motor Learning Through Mathematical Analysis.
Bundschuh, Ernest L.; Gooch, Susan J.
The basic assumption underlying the assessment of motor learning through mathematical analysis is that motor learning behaves exponentially when described as a function of practice time. It is assumed that motor learning will continuously taper off (minimizing errors) with increased practice and eventually approach as asympote. Although many mathematical functions may describe this tapering off, previous experiences, both theoretical and experimental, have demonstrated that exponential function has been most appropriate for describing motor learning. The formula for the performance score, the sequence employed for obtaining a curve analysis of the data, and an example of the computations for the derivation of the learning curves are given. (For related documents, see TM 002 526-529, 531-541.) (KM)
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Mathematical Concepts, Perceptual Motor Learning, Performance Tests, Scoring Formulas, Speeches, Tables (Data)
Not available separately; see TM 002 526
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Note: Paper presented at Session I of Southeastern Invitational Conference on Measurement in Education (11th, Athens, Georgia, December 8, 1972)