DIAGNOSIS OF BIOMECHANICAL ERRORS USING REGRESSION ANALYSIS

  • Jackie L. Hudson

Abstract

The development of skilled movement patterns depends in part on knowledge about errors in technique. For most performers this knowledge is understood at an intuitive level and acquired through the process of trial and error. Perhaps, the period of skill acquisition could be shortened if the learner had empirically derived information about errors in technique. One approach to the diagnosIs of errors is to examine intraindividual differences in successful and unsuccessful trials using biomechanlcal variables. Due to the abundance and interrelationship of biomechanical variables, a multivariate statistical method, such as regression analysis, is appropriate. To test the applicability of regression analysis in the diagnosis of biomechanical errors, the basketball free throw was studied.
Published
2008-04-12