Useful Tools

Here are a few tools and utilities I’ve created, that might be of some use to you. Any comments or questions about them, please let me know!

 

Sport and Exercise Journals List

Will Hopkins has been doing a pretty neat thing every year after Thomson Reuters releases their citation reports. He takes the time to seek out all of the major sport and exercise journals in our field, and compiles a list of all of their impact factors. This is very useful for those of us who do research, as it gives us some idea of the places we may want to cite, and a small degree … Read more

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Software and Apps that I use- Part 2

In part 1 of this post, I gave you some of the programs I use for staying productive, running stats, managing references, and doing some basic video analysis. In this post, I’ll run you through what I like to use for keeping up with reading, keeping on top of my schedule, dealing with email, and finding research. Here are a few more pieces of software and apps I’m currently using. Hope you can get some … Read more

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Software and Apps that I use- Part 1

I am 100% technophile. I love to play with gadgets and any other technology I can get my hands on. Software and apps are certainly no exception to this, as I am wont to try as many different types of software as I can for a given function.  As a result, there are certain pieces of software that I use regularly, chosen after a rigorous testing process to figure out what works best for me … Read more

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Software and Apps that I use Part 3

Well, it has been almost 6 months since I last talked about various programs and apps that I have found useful. Last go around, you guys seemed to enjoy the suggestions (see part 1 and part 2. I ended up in an interesting conversation with one of the guys from Mendeley, who convinced me to check out the software again. I quite enjoyed it, and have been using it more often than Endnote these days. … Read more

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Sinclair Total Calculator, Updated with Online Calculator

At weightlifting meets, we usually use the Sinclair Formula to adjust performances in order to determine best lifter.  The Sinclair coefficient and formula is based off of world record performances in the previous Olympic Cycle.  The idea is that it adjusts a person’s performance using their bodyweight and the coefficient.  The number that is gotten by using the Sinclair Formula  is what the lifter would total, theoretically, if they were at the highest weight class, assuming the same … Read more

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Cool Tools You Should Be Using: Google Scholar Button

As I understand it Google Scholar is one of the most widely used research databases out there. There are certainly alternatives from other companies, like Web of Science or Scopus, but I don’t think the competitors have the breadth or depth that Google Scholar has. Google itself is a web search behemoth, so it isn’t terribly surprising that when it decided to put skin in the research indexing game, it would also dominate. Yes, sport science … Read more

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Cohen’s d and Hedges’ g Excel Calculator

I needed to put together a simple little Excel calculator for these two common effect sizes. While there are many different online calculators out there, I like the idea that I can go in and verify the calculations if necessary, and add things to it (I would eventually like to add in confidence intervals for both effect sizes, if I can figure it out). I have this sheet calculating both Cohen’s d and Hedges’ g … Read more

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Adventures in R: A Function for Test-Retest Reliability for Two Variables in R

Note: I’m using my dissertation as an excuse to learn R. I’m going to put out some of my code for others to peruse/use/improve/correct. Hopefully we can all learn a little bit from it. If you do use it or change it, please let me know in the comments what you did so I can learn too! I have a lot of variables to dig through for data collection, and of course, it is vastly … Read more

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Adventures in R: A Function for Basic Data Screening in R

Note: I’m using my dissertation as an excuse to learn R. I’m going to put out some of my code for others to peruse/use/improve/correct. Hopefully we can all learn a little bit from it. If you do use it or change it, please let me know in the comments what you did so I can learn too! Most statistics that you are going to run rely on a number of assumptions about your data. One … Read more

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