Developing a decision making test for rugby referees

Mohamad Nizam Nazarudin, and Mohamad Razali Abdullah , and Mohd Sofian Omar Fauzee, (2015) Developing a decision making test for rugby referees. Malaysian Journal of Sports, Recreational and Education, 2 (1). pp. 77-85. ISSN 2289-5930

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The main aim of this research was to develop a decision making test for rugby referees (REF-DM). REF-DM can used to evaluate infraction detection and correct calls. REF-DM also stimulates referee communication and visual search ability. Each video clip wasfilmed from the referee’s perspective and taken from real game situations in order to maintain high ecological validity in accordance with naturalistic decision-making theory. REF-DM has high reliability (Internal Consistency = 0.74). REF-DM was tested during rugby sevens tournament in Malaysia (n=132) and the result showed the potential of this instrument in assessing the referees’ ability infraction detection and making the right calls. This developed instrument has been recommended to the Malaysian Rugby Union for nationwide implementation (for rugby referee professional and decision making skills development). It is also suggested that video-based training program are designed to improve referee performance.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: REF-DM , Malaysian Rugby Union
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557-1198.995 Sports
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2016 09:56

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