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Walking Experiment
This paper is a complete simple experiment measuring the relative physical intensity rates related to stride requirements for level and inclined planes.
# 91244 | 1,185 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 25, 2006 in Education (Physical) , Sport (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper is a report of a simple experiment to familiarize the student with the process of doing and reporting research. The author reports that the procedure for the study, using twelve volunteer subjects ranging in age from 18 years to 24 years, consists of walking experiments on a sidewalk situated on a mild 15-degree hill and a treadmill set at a comparably difficult pace, with measurement by a pedometer. The paper reports that the results of the study did confirm the hypothesis that walking uphill on an inclined sidewalk would require approximately the same amount of time within a statistically significant measure as walking on comparably set treadmills situated indoors. Many tables and graphs included. Includes a Power Point presentation of the study.

Table of Contents:
Correlations: Pearson 2-tailed
Appendix A: Sample Worksheet for Field Data Collection
Appendix B: Power-Point Presentation

From the Paper:

"The stopwatch was also stopped at this point by the researcher and the time required to take this many steps recorded on a worksheet by the researcher who was present and observing the experiments (a sample copy of such a worksheet is attached at Appendix A). In the event of inclement weather such as rain, snow or other elements that would impede the sidewalk field experiment, the walk should be postponed to another day with better weather; furthermore, attacks by stray dogs, interference by bystanders or other pedestrians or acts of God will invalidate any given subject's walk, which would then have to be repeated to ensure the reliability of the results. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "America's Walking." (2005). PBS.org. [Online]. Available: http://www.pbs. org/americaswalking/gear/gearpedometers.html.
  • Beighle, Aaron, Charles F. Morgan, Jr., and Robert P. Pangrazi. (2003). "Using Pedometers to Promote Physical Activity in Physical Education." JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 74(7):33.
  • Cuddihy, Thomas F., Robert P. Pangrazi and Lois M. Tomson. (2005). "Pedometers: Answers to FAQs from Teachers; Pedometers Offer an Attractive Means for Student Motivation and Program Accountability, but as with Any Innovation, Questions Abound." JOPERD --The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 76(2):36.
  • Jensen, Klaus Bruhn. A Handbook of Media and Communication Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies. London: Routledge, 2002.
  • "Pedometer." (2005). In Wikipedia. [Online]. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Pedometer.

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