ESTABLISHING THE RELIABILITY OF TOTAL BODY CENTER OF GRAVITY VALUES

  • Sarah L. Smith
  • Marilyn A. Looney

Abstract

At the CIC Big Ten Symposium on Biomechanics in October, 1980, two of the presentations focused on measurement and statistical considerations in biomechanical research. In both instances, statements were made with respect to the concept of the reliability of biomechanical data. Morris (1980) referenced the observations of Kroll who had noted the poor assessment of reliability and objectivity" (p. 233) in biomechanics research. Disch and Hudson (1980) also noted their concern by stating that "the reliability questions important to the biomechanics researcher are ones of stability and objectivity" but "unfortunately, this important measurement phase of biomechanical research is often overlooked." (P. 146)
Published
2008-04-13