Answering Questions in PE
One way a performer could evaluate the effectiveness of their Training Programme is to conduct a re-test of their initial methods of data collection. Such re-testing could take place at the middle (if monitoring) and end (if evaluating) of training programmes to determine how much progress has been made. Let’s consider the Performance Profiling Wheel which could be used across all four factors.
Describe a method you used to evaluate your progress in the emotional factor. (4).
Descriptive point 1
Descriptive point 2
Descriptive point 3
Descriptive point 4
‘One method I used to evaluate my progress in the Emotional factor was a re-test. The method I re-tested was the Performance Profiling Wheel (PPW).’
‘I completed my re-test at the end of my development plan. I carried it out on my own in my bedroom like I did in my initial data collection. I made sure I did it when I was feeling similarly motivated to my initial data collection.’
‘The PPW collected information on a range of different Emotional sub-factors by comparing my performance to a model performer. It is a wheel containing 6 sections. In each section are 10 segments with 1 (inner) being the worst and 10 (outer) being the best.’
‘I labelled each section with a sub-factor from the emotional factor and then considered what a model performer from my class would be. If they were 8/10, I coloured in the inner 8 segments in red. I then thought about me. If I was 3/10, I coloured the inner 3 segments in blue.’
‘I finished by comparing my results to my initial baseline data. I identified new emotional areas for development and started to take them back through the cycle of analysis by collecting data on them.’
Explain why you used this method to evaluate the effectiveness of your emotional development plan. (4).
Point of explanation
‘I used re-testing to evaluate my emotional development plan because the PPW allowed me to evaluate my progress in numerous emotional sub-factors. This meant I was able to identify new emotional areas for development and start to take them back through the cycle of analysis to develop my control across a wider range of emotional factors.’
‘I also used re-testing because the PPW was easy to complete due to my previous experience of using it. This meant I knew how to carry it out correctly meaning I made no mistakes and received valid information to make valid comparisons with my previous testing.’
‘Another reason why I used re-testing was because it was easy to interpret the results of the PPW. This meant it was easy for me to make clear comparisons between scores and correctly identify my strengths and weaknesses.’
‘Finally, I used re-testing because I could make comparisons against my initial data. This meant it was easy for me to measure the success of my development plan and let me know if I could use a similar programme again if it corresponded to any new emotional weaknesses.’
Analyse a method you used to evaluate the effectiveness of your emotional development plan. (4).
Statement of important part
Point of analysis
‘It was important that I carried out my re-test in the exact same conditions as when I took the baseline measurement. This was because having done both in my bedroom on my own, the conditions such as no pressure from teammates. remained exactly the same meaning on each occasion I could take my time and not be influenced by others meaning I could make valid comparisons between my emotional results.’
‘It was also important that I carried out my re-test with a similar mindset to my baseline measurement. This was because having completed both with a sense of motivation, I was feeling the same way when carrying both out meaning I was feeling motivated to be honest on each occasion and this again allowed me to make valid emotional comparisons.’
‘Furthermore, it was important that I had a coach sit with me when conducting my re-test. This was because their knowledge of emotional factors and experience of having watched me play gave me guidance on obvious emotional factors such as anger meaning they helped ensure that my retesting information was accurate and a reliable value was therefore placed on the effectiveness of my development plan.’
‘Finally, it was important that I used a similar model performer on each occasion I used the PPW. This was because I was able to make valid comparisons against someone in my class whereas if I used a peer on the baseline data but an elite athlete on the re-test, my results would have looked much weaker on the re-test and this would not have given me a valid value on the success of my development plan.’