In my undergrad I remember using a formula called percent change or results gain efficiency formula to analyze the transfer effects of training between disimilar, similar, and specific modes (dealing with specificity). It's basically, [((posttest – pretest)/pretest) X 100. I am now completing my Masters Thesis and was wondering if anyone knows where I can find scientific literature regarding this formula in exercise science. I would like to read up more on it before I use it. Additionally, I would have to cite it in my references. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
J.S.
Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercise
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Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis
Scientific literature for a percentage change formula?
Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis
You don't need to cite references for basic mathematical calculations but here's a lesson that covers it:
http://calculator.maconstate.edu/percen ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or you could refer to your first year math text.
http://calculator.maconstate.edu/percen ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Or you could refer to your first year math text.

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Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis
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Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis
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Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis
You can just cite any good arithmetic text for (which grade do you learn to do percentages? 5th?) grade.
What if you have to calculate a simple difference? Will you have to cite scientific literature for subtraction? That would require a different text.
What if you have to calculate a simple difference? Will you have to cite scientific literature for subtraction? That would require a different text.