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Hot hand : the statistics behind sports' greatest streaks

Author: Alan Reifman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Upon witnessing a series of outstanding (or awful) performances, a sports fan or announcer may wonder, What are the odds of that happening? In fact, statisticians have shown that, for the most part,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Statistics
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Reifman
ISBN: 9781597977135 1597977136
OCLC Number: 682895718
Description: x, 181 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I: Foundations: --
1. Introduction --
2. Statistical Methods --
3. Evidence Supportive of a Hot Hand --
4. "We Are a Team of Runs" --
5. Evidence Against a Hot Hand: Basketball --
6. Evidence Against a Hot Hand: Baseball --
7. Revisiting Golf (Briefly) --
II: Extreme Hotness --
8. Joe DiMaggio --
9. Really Hot Teams --
10. Hot Basketball Shooting --
11. Hot Hands in Other Sports --
III: Cold Streaks and Oddities: --
12. Cold Streaks --
13. Unusual Streaks (Neither Hot Nor Cold) --
IV: Two Noteworthy Athletes: --
14. Alex Rodriguez --
15. Kobe Bryant --
V: Moving Forward in Our Understanding: --
16. Theories of What Helps (or Hinders) Athletes from Exhibiting Streakiness-and Why Fans Believe in It --
17. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Alan Reifman.

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