No matter what type of research an individual is doing, accurate measurement is essential. On the other hand, studying children and adolescents involves special measurement challenges. In Measuring Physical Activity in Youth, a leading researcher of children's physical activity shares information, insights, and ideas about what works and what does not. This comprehensive review emphasizes the newest technologies and provides practical guidance for strategies that work.
Among the topics covered:
- Pros and cons of self-reports
- At what age are self-reports useful
- Heart-rate monitoring
- Using accelerometers
- Interpreting accelerometer results
- Research challenges
Produced in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine.