n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - 'Mean response' disregards the importance of individual variation : commentary
|Article Title||'Mean response' disregards the importance of individual variation : commentary|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Keyword(s)||University of Cape Town|
The conventional approach in the field of exercise science is to report the response to interventions as the mean (average) of the intervention group. While the mean may be a convenient measure, it fails to consider the significant individual variation present in all aspects of human biology, resulting in findings that are at best simplistic and, at worst, misleading.
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