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Analytic methods in sports: using mathematics and statistics to understand data from baseball, football, basketball and other sports

By: Severini, Thomas A.
Publisher: Boca Raton CRC Press 2015Description: xvi, 238 p.ISBN: 9781482237016.Subject(s): Sports - Data processing | Sports - Mathematical models | Sports - StatisticsDDC classification: 796.021 Summary: The book gives you all the tools necessary to answer key questions in sports analysis. It explains how to apply the methods to sports data and interpret the results, demonstrating that the analysis of sports data is often different from standard statistical analysis. Requiring familiarity with mathematics but no previous background in statistics, the book integrates a large number of motivating sports examples throughout and offers guidance on computation and suggestions for further reading in each chapter. (https://www.crcpress.com/Analytic-Methods-in-Sports-Using-Mathematics-and-Statistics-to-Understand/Severini/9781482237016)
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Table of contents:

1. Introduction
2. Describing and Summarizing Sports Data
3. Probability
4. Statistical Methods
5. Using Correlation to Detect Statistical Relationships
6. Modeling Relationships Using Linear Regression
7. Regression Models with Several Predictor Variables

The book gives you all the tools necessary to answer key questions in sports analysis. It explains how to apply the methods to sports data and interpret the results, demonstrating that the analysis of sports data is often different from standard statistical analysis. Requiring familiarity with mathematics but no previous background in statistics, the book integrates a large number of motivating sports examples throughout and offers guidance on computation and suggestions for further reading in each chapter.

(https://www.crcpress.com/Analytic-Methods-in-Sports-Using-Mathematics-and-Statistics-to-Understand/Severini/9781482237016)

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