Date of Award

Spring 1995

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

John Christenson

Second Advisor

Carol Gifford

Third Advisor

Joan Stottlemyer

Abstract

Height-measuring techniques were evaluated for accuracy and reproducibility between observers and devices. The measuring stick method and the Harpenden Stadiometer method of measurement were compared using standard measuring techniques. The results show that height varies with time of day, but that the measuring device used makes no difference on mean height measurements done on an individual by one observer or by more than one observer.

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