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Statistical thinking in sports

Author: Ruud H Koning; Jim Albert
Publisher: Boca Raton : Chapman & Hall/CRC, ©2007.
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Covers statistical and econometric methodology along with a range of sporting applications. Organized by statistical theme, this book addresses topics such as ranking and performance measurement, measurement and interpretation of home advantage, measurement of interventions in sports, competitive balance, limits of sports, and betting.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Statistics
Additional Physical Format: Statistical thinking in sports.
Boca Raton, Fla. : Chapman & Hall/CRC, ©2007
(DLC) 2007014052
(OCoLC)123390918
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruud H Koning; Jim Albert
ISBN: 9781584888680 1584888687 1584888695 9781584888697
OCLC Number: 232576321
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 298 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / Jim Albert and Ruud H. Koning --
Modelling the development of world records in running / Gerard H. Kuper and Elmer Sterken --
The physics and evolution of Olympic winning performances / Ray Stefani --
Competitive balance in national European soccer competitions / Marco Haan, Ruud H. Koning, and Arjen van Witteloostuijn --
Statistical analysis of the effectiveness of the FIFA world rankings / Ian McHale and Stephen Davies --
Forecasting scores and results and testing the efficiency of the fixed-odds betting market in Scottish league football / Stephen Dobson and John Goddard --
Hitting in the pinch / Jim Albert --
Does momentum exist in a baseball game? / Rebecca J. Sela and Jeffrey S. Simonoff --
Inference about batter-pitcher matchups in baseball from small samples / Hal S. Stern and Adam Sugano --
Outcome uncertainty measures : how closely do they predict a close game? / Babatunde Buraimo, David Forrest, and Robert Simmons --
The impact of post-season play-off systems on the attendance at regular season games / Chris Bojke --
Measurement and interpretation of home advantage / Ray Stefani --
Myths in tennis / Jan Magnus and Franc Klassen --
Back to back evaluations on the gridiron / David J. Berri --
Optimal drafting in hockey pools / Amy E. Summers, Tim B. Swartz, and Richard A. Lockhart.
Responsibility: edited by Jim Albert and Ruud H. Koning.
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... For those with an interest in sports and statistics, this book is an interesting and sometimes enlightening read. As a baseball fan, I particularly enjoyed the related chapters on clutch hitting, Read more...

 
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