Author(s): Rumi Iqbal Doewes, Gunathevan Elumalai, Siti Hartini Azmi & Norsilawati Abdul Razak1
Introduction: The importance of a statistical analysis approach in biomechanics is because researchers need an objective and accurate method to analyze and draw conclusions. The research purpose was reviewed the use of statistics in biomechanics research on football kick.
Material and methods: The research was used qualitative methods and based on documentary analysis methodology with sample of 37 journals. Each journal was analyzed and then compared with a descriptive percentage.
Result: The reviews results shown that 27 journals (73%) used mean and SD analysis, 3 journals (8%) used 95% of confidence interval analysis, 1 journal (3%) used narrative analysis, 7 journals (19%) used paired t-test analysis, 5 journals (14%) used the analysis unpaired t-test, 16 journals (43%) used the ANOVA analysis, 4 journals (11%) used regression analysis, 1 journals (3%) used Kendall Tau’s correlation analysis, 1 journals (3 %) used Mann Whitney analysis, and 1 journal (3%) used Friedman & Wilcoxon analysis.
Conclusions: So it can be concluded that every journal used descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze the results of their research.