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Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercise

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:20 pm
by JAZZ
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, [((post-test – pre-test)/pre-test) 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.

Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:44 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
Scientific literature for a percentage change formula?

Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis

Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:23 pm
by JAZZ
yes!

Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:51 am
by stuward
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.

Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:25 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
Stu,

IF I ever really needed a stand up friend
I'd go get you.

and convince you to be my friend.

Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis

Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:42 pm
by stuward
Any time, I'll be there.

Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis

Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:05 pm
by Ironman
:thumbright: :grin:

Re: Hi all, i have a question regarding a formula in exercis

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:51 am
by Jungledoc
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.