The Game Performance Assessment Instrument (GPAI): Some Concerns and Solutions for Further Development

in Journal of Teaching in Physical Education

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Daniel Memmert University of Heidelberg

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The purpose of this article is to discuss some concerns with the Game Performance Assessment Instrument (GPAI). This review of the GPAI includes five perceived problems with the GPAI scoring and coding system: (1) calculation of individual and overall game performance indices, (2) use of game involvement versus game performance index to analyze game performance, (3) observer reliability, (4) nonlinearity, and (5) usefulness of action. In this article, we suggest a reexamination of the GPAI scoring and coding system that will lead to more efficient use of this game performance instrument. Some of the suggested modifications can be implemented quickly, whereas others need further research.

Memmert is with the Institute for Sport and Sport Sciences, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, and Harvey is with the Carnegie Faculty of Sport and Education, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, U.K.

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