chapter  26
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Biomechanical simulation models of sports activities

ByM.R. Yeadon and M.A. King

Experimental science aims to answer research questions by investigating the relationships between variables using quantitative data obtained in an experiment and assessing the significance of the results statistically (Yeadon and Challis, 1994). In an ideal experiment the effects of changing just one variable are determined. While it may be possible to change just one variable in a carefully controlled laboratory experiment in the natural sciences, this is problematic in the sports sciences in general and in sports biomechanics in particular.