ES 351 Measurement and Statistics in Exercise Science

ES 351 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Dr. Minsoo Kang Photo

Instructor name:
Dr. Minsoo Kang

Instructor Information:
Professor and Chair of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management, The University of Mississippi

  • BA Physical Education Seoul National University
  • MA Physical Education Seoul National University
  • PHD Kinesiology University of Illinois

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

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The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826

Course Description

An introduction to measurement and evaluation, including basic statistics, correlation, inferential statistics, reliability and validity applied to the fields of health and exercise science within the realm of allied health. The course presents the foundations for making reliable and valid judgments about matters of scientific concern. Approaches will be presented that enable you to make sound decisions based on empirical data.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

  1. The midpoint of the course must be reached by the date specified in your registration information.
  2. The final exam must be taken and completed by the date specified in your registration information.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Learn the key concepts of measurement.
  2. Learn how to perform descriptive and inferential statistics.
  3. Determine appropriate statistical methods for given research questions and data
  4. Learn a basic data management tasks in SPSS
  5. Learn how to analyze, interpret and present statistical results using SPSS
  6. Differentiate methods of validity and reliability evidence
  7. Design or evaluate the various measurements or test settings in sport areas.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 7 instructional modules. Students will complete a discussion board post for attendance verification. Assessments include 3 assignments, 7 multiple-choice quizzes, and a final exam. The cumulative, open-book final exam will be short-answer items for which students will need to use a measurement and statistical package (e.g., GENOVA, SPSS, and/or calculator) to complete the questions.

You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance. *  NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page


Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Suggested Pacing Guide to complete the course in a traditional semester.
(Summer session students will need to make adjustments due to the shorter term.)

Start Here *You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page. Syllabus Quiz Week 1
0 Course Introduction/Resources Discussion board Week 1
1 Concepts in Tests and Measurement + Use SPSS
Chapters 1 & 2
Week 1 - 2
2 Descriptive Statistics and Data Distributions
Chapter 3
 Quiz Week 3 - 4
Correlation and Prediction
Chapter 4
 Assignment, Quiz Week 5 - 6
Inferential Statistics
Chapter 5
 Assignment, Quiz Week 7 - 8
MIDPOINT OF COURSE You MUST reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information. All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course The exact date the semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in their registration information.
Reliability and Validity
Chapter 6
 Quiz Week 9 - 10
Criterion-Referenced Tests: Cut Scores, Reliability and Validity
Chapter 7
 Quiz Week 11 - 12
Developing Written Tests and Surveys
Chapter 9
 Assignment, Quiz Week 13 - 14
Final Exam Be sure all work has been submitted and graded prior to taking this exam. Final Exam
To be submitted
to finalize credit
Week 15 - 16


300 - 270 = A
269 - 240 = B
239 - 210 = C
209 - 180 = D
179 or lower = F

GRADING INFORMATION: Each lesson submitted will be read and given a numerical grade. If you make below a 60 on 5 lessons you will fail the course.

As for your Midterm and Final exam, you will be graded using a letter scale of A, B, C, D, F.

The grading format is as follows:

Assignments (3 at 30 points each)  90 points
Quizzes (7 at 20 points each) 140 points
Final Exam 70 points
Total Points 300 points


You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.