Learning from our mistakes: investigating the effect of climbing error amplification on motor performance

Brown, Rebecca (2017) Learning from our mistakes: investigating the effect of climbing error amplification on motor performance. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Rock climbing is an increasingly popular recreational and competitive sport. With this growth in popularity and interest (Kozina et al., 2016; McNamee & Steffen, 2007), there follows a growth in the provision for coaching and training within climbing, both for beginner and elite climbers. However, there lacks a wealth of research in to how skills are learnt and taught throughout climbing. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of using a feedback strategy known as Method of Amplification of Error (MAE) compared to Direct Instruction (DI). The strategies were applied to an indoor bouldering problem, performed by a group of novice climbers over a period of three consecutive 1 hour, weekly sessions. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) results indicated there was a significant relationship in the time main effect (F 20, 2 =8.923, p=.002). ANOVA results also indicated that there was not a significant relationship in the group main effect. Time most likely improved because of practice however, there is potential for MAE to be used in a more focused and extended approach.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Adventure Education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feedback, Method of Amplification of Error, Direct Instruction, rock climbing, rock-over.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Adventure Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 12:04
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 13:43
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3195

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