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Anthology of Statistics in Sports

Anthology of Statistics in Sports

Part of ASA-SIAM Series on Statistics and Applied Probability

  • Date Published: January 2005
  • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Soc for Industrial & Applied Mathematics for availability.
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780898715873

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  • The worlds of sports fans and statisticians collide in this interesting and accessible collection of previously published articles on the use of statistics to analyze sports, that the editors have thoughtfully culled from a variety of American Statistical Association (ASA) publications. Heavily weighted in the areas of competition (rating players and teams, evaluating strategies for victory), the articles vary in mathematical complexity, but most will be accessible to readers with a general knowledge of statistics. Newly written material from the editors and other notable contributors introduces each section of the book, and a chapter with suggestions on using the articles in the classroom is included. This book will appeal to statisticians with an interest in sports who could use the chapters as engaging classroom examples. Sports fans with some understanding of statistics also will find the book of interest, especially the chapters written at a modest mathematical level.

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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780898715873
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 277 x 216 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.787kg
    • availability: This item is not supplied by Cambridge University Press in your region. Please contact Soc for Industrial & Applied Mathematics for availability.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The use of sports in teaching statistics
    Part I. Statistics in Football. 3. Introduction to the football articles
    4. A geometry model for NFL field goal kickers
    5. A state-space model for National Football League scores
    6. Predictions for National Football League games via linear-model methodology
    7. The best NFL Field goal kickers. are they lucky or good?
    8. On the probability of winning a football game
    Part II. Statistics in Baseball.. 9. Introduction to the baseball Articles
    10. Exploring baseball Hitting Data. What About Those breakdown Statistics?
    11. Did shoeless Joe Jackson Throw the 1919 World Series?
    12. Player Game Percentage
    13. Estimation with selected binomial Information or Do You Really Believe that Dave Winfield Is batting .471?
    14. Baseball: Pitching No-Hitters
    15. Answering Questions about baseball Using statistics
    16. The Progress of the score During a Baseball Game
    Part III. Statistics in Basketball:
    17. Introduction to the Basketball Articles
    18. Improved NCAA Basketball Tournament Modeling via Point Spread and Team strength Information
    19. It's Okay to Believe in the 'hot hand'
    20. More Probability models for the NCAA Regional basketball Tournaments
    21. The Cold Facts About the 'hot hand' in basketball
    22. Simpson's Paradox and the Hot Hand in basketball
    Part IV. Statistics in Ice Hockey:
    23. Introduction to the Ice Hockey Articles
    24. Statistical Methods for Rating College Hockey Teams
    25. Overtime or shootout. Deciding Ties in Hockey
    26. It Takes a Hot Goalie to Raise the Stanley Cup
    Part V. Statistical Methodologies and Multiple Sports:
    27. Introduction to the Methodologies and Multiple Sports Articles
    28. Bridging Different Eras in sports
    29. Data Analysis Using Stein's Estimator and Its Generalizations
    30. Assigning Probabilities to the Outcomes of Multi-Entry Competitions
    31. Basketball, Baseball, and the Null Hypothesis
    32. Lessons from sports statistics
    33. Can TQM Improve Athletic Performance?
    34. A Brownian Motion Model for the Progress of sports scores
    Part VI. Statistics in Miscellaneous Sports:
    35. Introduction to the Miscellaneous Sports Articles
    36. Shooting Darts
    37. Drive for show and Putt for Dough
    38. Adjusting Golf handicaps for the difficulty of the Course
    39. Rating Skating
    40. Modeling scores in the Premier League. is Manchester United really the Best?
    41. Down to Ten. Estimating the effect of a Red Card in Soccer
    42. Heavy Defeats in Tennis. Psychological Momentum or Random effect?
    43. Who is the fastest Man in the World?
    44. Resizing Triathlons for Fairness.

  • Editors

    Jim Albert

    Jay Bennett

    James J. Cochran

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