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ERIC Number: EJ870227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1367
Interrater Objectivity for Field-Based Fundamental Motor Skill Assessment
Barnett, Lisa; van Beurden, Eric; Morgan, Philip J.; Lincoln, Doug; Zask, Avigdor; Beard, John
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, v80 n2 p363-368 Jun 2009
An important aspect in studies concerning fundamental motor skills (FMS) proficiency is interrater objectivity (or interrater reliability), defined as the consistency or agreement in scores obtained from two or more raters. In a training setting, interrater objectivity is commonly determined as the relative number of times raters agree with an "expert" rating of skill proficiency (used as a gold standard for comparisons). However, during observation in a field setting, multiple raters may assess FMS proficiency without comparison to an expert rating, so the overall reliability of the raters is key. Additionally, examining the reliability of specific FMSs may help determine which skills are difficult to assess in the field. The Move It Groove It (MIGI) study used the Get Skilled: Get Active process-oriented motor skill assessment to observe FMSs in a school setting and reported an overall kappa of 0.61. Interrater reliability was determined during field observation periods on 48 scoring sets for every rater pair (10 raters total); results for each skill were not reported. Other motor skill studies used Get Skilled: Get Active protocol, but none reported interrater objectivity assessments. This study determines interrater objectivity for six FMS using the process-oriented motor assessment tool Get Skilled: Get Active by live observation in a school field setting with adolescents. This study was part of a larger project known as the Physical Activity and Skills Study (PASS). (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia