RECENT COLLABORATION TRENDS IN APPLIED BIOMECHANICS

Duane Knudson

Abstract


This study documented the recent changes in collaboration in original research in applied biomechanics. Original research articles (N = 132) published in 2005 and 20 14 volumes of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and Sports Biomechanics were reviewed to document several collaboration variables. There were no significant interactions with journal, so journal data were collapsed for comparison across years. There were significant increases in mean number of authors and in the complexity of designlstatistics of 2014 research reports. Other collaboration variables were not different across this 10-year period. Overall the trend toward increased collaboration in applied biomechanics research reports may have only had a minor influence on increasing research quality.

Keywords


authorship; design; sampling; statistics

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ISSN 1999-4168