Chapman and Hall/CRC
368 pages | 82 B/W Illus.
One of the greatest changes in the sports world in the past 20 years has been the use of mathematical methods to analyze performances, recognize trends and patterns, and predict results. Analytic Methods in Sports: Using Mathematics and Statistics to Understand Data from Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports, Second Edition provides a concise yet thorough introduction to the analytic and statistical methods that are useful in studying sports.
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 analyses. The book integrates a large number of motivating sports examples throughout and offers guidance on computation and suggestions for further reading in each chapter.
New to the Second Edition
2 Describing and Summarizing Sports Data
4 Statistical Methods
5 Using Correlation to Detect Statistical Relationships
6 Modeling Relationships Using Linear Regression
7 Regression Models with Several Predictor Variables
8 Some Advanced Methods