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Concurrent verbal protocol analysis in sport : illustration of thought processes during a golf-Putting task.

Calmeiro, L. and Tenenbaum, G (2011) 'Concurrent verbal protocol analysis in sport : illustration of thought processes during a golf-Putting task.', Journal of clinical sport psychology., 5 (3). pp. 223-236.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of concurrent verbal protocols to identify and map thought processes of players during a golf-putting task. Three novice golfers and three experienced golfers performed twenty 12-foot putts while thinking aloud. Verbalizations were transcribed verbatim and coded using an inductive method. Content analysis and event-sequence analysis were performed. Mapping of thought sequences indicated that experienced players’ cog­nitive processes centered on gathering information and planning, while beginners focused on technical aspects. Experienced players diagnosed current performance aspects more often than beginners did and were more likely to use this informa­tion to plan the next putt. These results are consistent with experienced players’ higher domain-specific knowledge and less reliance on step-by-step monitoring of motor performance than beginners. The methods used for recording, analyzing, and interpreting on-line thoughts of performers shed light on cognitive processes, which have implications for research.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Golf, Verbal reports, Cognitive processes, Verbalizations.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (1299Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://journals.humankinetics.com/jcsp-back-issues/jcsp-volume-5-issue-3-september-/concurrent-verbal-protocol-analysis-in-sport-illustration-of-thought-processes-during-a-golf-putting-task
Record Created:05 Sep 2012 12:05
Last Modified:10 Sep 2012 16:58

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