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The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health
College of Applied Health Sciences

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Research

Projects

  • IRT/Rasch Modeling
  • Test Equating
  • Data Mining
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Physical Fitness Knowledge Assessment
  • CAT for More Efficient Testing
  • E-diary for Physical Activity Assessment

Presentations

2004

  • New Understanding, Concepts, Methods and Controversy of Validity and Reliability Test Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities Physical Activity Space: Concept, Measurement & Applications Principles and Practice of Missing Data Analysis

2003

  • Online/Assessment/testing
  • Principles and Applications
  • New Perspective and Practice in Setting Performance Standards
  • Multilevel Research: Issues
  • Design and Data Analysis

2002

  • Measurement: Analysis of Compositional Data: Problems and Solutions Digging the Gold (Knowledge) from the Data Mine

Consulting

The Kinesmetrics Laboratory provides measurement and statistical consulting for various national organizations. Over the last 2 years the lab has created a national reputation for our expertise in Measurement and Evaluation in the field of Kinesiology. Currently, the Kinesmetrics Laboratory has established contracts with the following organizations:

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

We work closely with the ACSM national office and the Examinations Subcommittee to constantly ensure the quality of the certification examinations. The Kinesmetrics Laboratory provides the following services to ACSM:

Services

  • Test Construction: Working with the Examinations and Credentialing Subcommittees, we are in charge of constructing each test form to ensure its KSAs and other psychometrics (e.g., cut-off scores and scaling) are appropriately set up.
  • Data Analysis: We analyze the data and monitor the psychometric quality of the items and exams on a regular basis. These analyses are done to guarantee the exams meet the highest quality in which health professionals demand.
  • Item Banking: We are also developing and updating an item bank for each exam.

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