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Res Q Exerc Sport. 1997 Sep;68(3):215-21.

Applying bandwidth feedback scheduling to a golf shot.

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School of Sport, Health, and Physical Education Sciences, University of Wales-Bangor. pes005@bangor.ac.uk

Abstract

Bandwidth knowledge of results (KR) involves the presentation of precise error KR only on those trials in which a preset criterion of accuracy is not met. When the criterion is met, only a general statement referring to this success is given. It has been shown that bandwidth KR increases movement consistency relative to 100% relative frequency KR (Lee & Carnahan, 1990). While this and other KR schedules have been successful in promoting motor learning, there has been no attempt to generalize this finding to a motor task requiring whole-body coordination. This study examined whether, by using information feedback suited to a complex task (Kernodle & Carlton, 1992), the findings relating to bandwidth feedback would transfer to such a task. Participants practiced a golf chipping task with either KR or error correcting transitional information, under 0, 5, or 10% bandwidth conditions. Participants in the 10% bandwidth condition who had received transitional information performed more consistently in retention than all other participants. This result provides support for the generalization of bandwidth feedback principles to complex tasks.

PMID:
9294875
DOI:
10.1080/02701367.1997.10608000
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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