This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.



Video analysis has become a very popular method to assess sports performance. The recording and repeated observation of motion captured by video cameras is relatively straightforward, especially now that the technology is so readily available and feedback on what has been recorded is immediate via playback through the camera.

However, there are different approaches to motion analysis, which are characterised by the principles and methodology underpinning them. Qualitative analysis (non-numerical and descriptive) is based entirely on visual observation of a movement, sequence of movements or a game performance and it draws its validity from the knowledge and experience of the person who observes and analyses the selected motion. In contrast a quantitative approach (numerical analysis) guarantees objective results as long as the correct mechanical principles ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles