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The Development of a Decision Making Instrument for Soccer

Fontana, Fabio Eduardo (2004) The Development of a Decision Making Instrument for Soccer. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The goal of this project was to develop a reliable decision-making instrument with improved validity compared to other instruments used to date. A methodological design, consisting of two phases, was adopted to develop a valid and reliable instrument. In the first phase, 59 decision making video clips were developed. Content validity was assessed based on the review by expert soccer players. Finally, the basic format of the test was established based upon item discrimination, item-to-total correlation, and item difficulty index computed on 16 experts and 16 novices responses to the clips. Item discrimination and item-to-total correlation were used to exclude clips from the pool of clips. After clips were excluded, the 28 final clips were grouped in four forms based on level of difficulty. In phase two, the reliability of the four forms of the test was determined based on alternate forms reliability and coefficient alpha values. Six Pearson Product Correlations were computed. None of the correlations reached .7 indicating the forms could not be used interchangeably. Estimated internal consistency of each of the four forms based on Cronbach's alpha values was also low. More reliability information must be gathered before this instrument is used in actual experiments.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Fontana, Fabio Eduardofafst4@pitt.eduFAFST4
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGallagher, Jeregal@pitt.eduGAL
Committee MemberStone, Clementcas@pitt.eduCAS
Committee MemberAaron, DeborahDEBAARON@PITT.EDUDEBAARON
Date: 14 December 2004
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 29 November 2004
Approval Date: 14 December 2004
Submission Date: 7 December 2004
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Health, Physical, Recreational Education
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision making; Instrument; Soccer; Test
Other ID:, etd-12072004-173019
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:08
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:53


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