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Data Analysis in Sport

1st Edition

By Peter O'Donoghue, Lucy Holmes


258 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2014-10-30
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Making sense of sports performance data can be a challenging task but is nevertheless an essential part of performance analysis investigations. Focusing on techniques used in the analysis of sport performance, this book introduces the fundamental principles of data analysis, explores the most important tools used in data analysis, and offers guidance on the presentation of results.

The book covers key topics such as:

  • The purpose of data analysis, from statistical analysis to algorithmic processing
  • Commercial packages for performance and data analysis, including Focus, Sportscode, Dartfish, Prozone, Excel, SPSS and Matlab
  • Effective use of statistical procedures in sport performance analysis
  • Analysing data from manual notation systems, player tracking systems and computerized match analysis systems
  • Creating visually appealing ‘dashboard’ interfaces for presenting data
  • Assessing reliability.

The book includes worked examples from real sport, offering clear guidance to the reader and bringing the subject to life. This book is invaluable reading for any student, researcher or analyst working in sport performance or undertaking a sport-related research project or methods course

Table of Contents

1. Principles of data analysis 2. Analysis facilities of commercial packages 3. Microsoft Excel 4. Visualisation 5. Statistical windows 6. Player tracking data 7. Matlab 8. Statistical analysis 9. Reliability

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Sports Performance Analysis

Routledge Studies in Sports Performance Analysis is designed to support students, lecturers and practitioners in all areas of this important and rapidly developing discipline. Books in the series are written by leading international experts in sports performance analysis and cover topics including match analysis, analysis of individual sports and team sports, technique analysis, data analytics, performance analysis for high performance management, and various methodological areas. Drawing on the very latest research, and introducing key concepts and best practice, the series meets a need for accessible, up-to-date texts at all levels of study and work in performance analysis.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine
SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / General