Year 2020, Volume 6 , Issue 2, Pages 145 - 153 2020-03-04

The opinion of sports science professionals for the benefit of statistics: an international web-based survey

Gökhan OCAKOĞLU [1] , Aslı Ceren MACUNLUOĞLU [2] , Fatma Ezgi CAN [3] , Büşra KAYMAK [4] , Zeynep YİVLİK [5]


Objectives: The present study, an international web-based survey, was focused on four aims: to obtain sports science professional’s self-reported statistical knowledge levels and how this knowledge varies by research area, to investigate and specify when statistics courses should be taught in sports science education and to identify the key statistical methods relevant to sports science education.

Methods: In the present study, sports science professional data obtained by a web-based survey. Participants were selected randomly from the PubMed (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) database for the years 2010-2018 using the keywords “school of sports science, faculty of sports science, sports faculty” by screening the sports science journals. Therefore, the participants were determined by searching the keywords in the corresponding or the first author’s address information of the articles.

Results: The results indicate that while sports science professionals emphasize statistics education and the participants also believe that taking a statistics course is useful for their occupation. A statistics education should also emphasize the necessity of statistical consultation.

Conclusions: Our study provides information regarding self-reported levels of statistical knowledge of sports science professionals by research area and academic position, and provides guidance regarding the ideal semester for administering a statistics course. 

Statistics course, statistics knowledge, sports science education, sports science professionals, web based survey
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services, Sport Sciences
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-1114-6051
Author: Gökhan OCAKOĞLU (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Biostatistics, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-6802-5998
Author: Aslı Ceren MACUNLUOĞLU
Institution: Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Health Sciences, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-1953-7735
Author: Fatma Ezgi CAN
Institution: Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Katip Çelebi University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-6926-5395
Author: Büşra KAYMAK
Institution: Department of Biostatistics, Institute of Health Sciences, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-7191-9362
Author: Zeynep YİVLİK
Institution: Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, İstanbul University School of Medicine, İstanbul Turkey
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : March 4, 2020

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