Investigation into the differences in reaction time in cricket slip catching.

Parnell, S-A. (2015) Investigation into the differences in reaction time in cricket slip catching. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The study conducted focused on reaction time and the difference in gender and experience level in the context of cricket. The study was a quantitative study which used SuperLab and SPSS to measure and analyse the participants ability to successfully catch a ball and react to a stimulus as fast as possible. Participants (n=30) were categorised into one of six groups (NEF=5, SEF=5, EF=5, NEM=5, SEM=5, EM=5). Every participant took part in two tests, a choice reaction time test, and a slip catching test. It was establish that no significant difference was found between reaction time and gender (F1,24 = 0.016, P = 0.901), reaction time and experience level (F2,24 = 0.558, P = 0.580), and gender and error percentage (F1,24 = 0.642, P = 0.43). However, a significant difference was found between experience level and the number of successful catches (F2,24 = 11.48, P = 0.000). Nevertheless, no correlation was found between reaction time and the number of successful catches (r = -0.274, p = 0.142). This study would not benefit coaches, as it provides no clear data which suggests reaction time effects catching success.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 09:57
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1567

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