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ERIC Number: ED131045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-10
Pages: 270
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Laboratory and Field Experiments in Motor Learning.
Singer, Robert N.; And Others
This manual for research in motor learning was written for scientifically based physical educators, experimental psychologists, and others interested in the investigation of learning and performance phenomena associated with skill acquisition. Laboratory and field experiments are presented that can be run with or without the presence of a formal laboratory or equipment. The first chapter imparts the minimum research tools necessary to interpret and statistically analyze the data obtained from the experiments presented in this manual, and it provides a discussion of research design pertaining to the experiments in the manual. The subsequent chapters present twenty experimental units including a review of the related literature, a bibliography, techniques for collecting and analyzing data, sample charts for recording the data, and illustrations and photographs. Topics for experiment include: bilateral transfer; feedback; reaction time and movement time; massed and distributed practice; task generality vs. specificity; mental practice; whole and part practice methods; speed and accuracy; motivation; inter-task transfer; simple reaction time; stress; social facilitation; effects of supplementary cues; abilities and performance; level of aspiration; fatigue; kinesthetic aftereffects; overlearning and retention; and short-term memory. (MM)
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield, Illinois ($19.95)
Publication Type: Books
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