The Observers’ Training Process and the obtaining of the Reliability from Observational Methodology to examine the Game Dynamic in Mini-basketball

José Luis Arias Estero

Francisco Manuel Argudo Iturriaga

José Ignacio Alonso

*Corresponding author: José Luis Arias Estero jlae84@hotmail.com

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Arias Estero, J. L., Argudo Iturriaga, F. M., & Alonso Roque, J. I. (2009). The Observers’ Training Process and the obtaining of the Reliability from Observational Methodology to examine the Game Dynamic in Mini-basketball. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 98, 40-45.

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Abstract

The aim of this work was to show the observers’ training process followed in a study to analysis the game dynamic in mini-basketball. The reliability was obtained after the formation process. It was compared if the levels of initial formation and knowledge affected the reliability reached when finishing the process. Four people participated. Four levels were determined due the degree of regulated formation and the degree of knowledge that they had of mini-basketball. For two weeks, seven sessions from one to three hours were celebrated. The agreements for the qualitative criteria by means of the Kappa coefficient were obtained. The correlations for the quantitative criteria by means of the Pearson coefficient were obtained. The final reliability reached values between 92% and 97%. The degree of formation and previous knowledge of the subjects seems not to influence the reliability obtained at the end of this process.

Keywords: mini-basketball, observational methodology, Observers’ training, reliability.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: October 01, 2009