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Assessment two (50%) PROPOSAL A comparison between two groups.For example: RCT or comparative study.Address a movement based biomechanical research question: justified by literature.Present an operationalised hypothesis For example Knee replacement patients that receive additional physiotherapy will improve their overall walking function. Hypothesis There will be no statistically significant (p=0.05) difference in gait function (knee angular velocity measured with an electrogoniometer) in knee replacement patients who double the  physiotherapy sessions compared to those that receive standard physiotherapy. Select a biomechanical outcome measure to test the hypothesis.For example: electrogoniometer, 3D gait motion capture, video, forceplate, accelerometer, inertial sensor.Not a physiological measures e.g. EMGShould address one of the key movement descriptorsTimePositionLinearAngularVelocityLinearAngularAccelerationLinearAngularForceLinearAngular (moments)Powers (velocity x moment) Data collection methodology presented in detail.Justify the outcome measure using the following criteria.AppropriatenessReliabilityValidityResponsivenessPrecisionAcceptabilityFeasibility Calculate the sample size required to test the hypothesis to a meaningful level of clinical or sports biomechanics change .i.e. a meaningful clinical or sports biomechanical change. A suitable research question (10 marks)A rationale for the importance of answering that research question (20 marks)A hypothesis to answer the research question (5 Marks)The outcome measure to be used in the hypothesis and the methodology by which it would be collected (15 marks)Justification of the outcome measure as suitable to address the research hypothesis in terms of appropriateness, reliability, validity, responsiveness, precision, interpretability, acceptability and feasibility. (40 marks)A sample size calculation with an alpha of 0.05 and a power to detect of 80%. You should justify your selection of a meaningful difference and your estimate of the variance in the data (10 marks)


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