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Anthology of statistics in sports

Author: Jim Albert; Jay Bennett; James J Cochran; American Statistical Association. Section on Statistics in Sports.
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics ; Alexandria, Va. : American Statistical Association, ©2005.
Series: ASA-SIAM series on statistics and applied probability.
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The unlikely 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, which 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Albert; Jay Bennett; James J Cochran; American Statistical Association. Section on Statistics in Sports.
ISBN: 0898715873 9780898715873
OCLC Number: 57652198
Notes: On cover: The ASA Section on Statistics in Sports.
Description: x, 322 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: The use of sports in teaching statistics / Jim Albert and James J. Cochran --
Introduction to the football articles / Hal Stern --
A geometry model for NFL field goal kickers - Scott M. Berry --
A state-space model for national football league scores / Mark E. Glickman and Hal S. Stern --
Predictions for national football league games via linear-model methodology / David Harville --
The best NFL field goal kickers: are they lucky or good? / Donald G. Morrison and Manohar U. Kalwani --
On the probability of winning a football game / Hal Stern --
Introduction to the baseball articles / Jim Albert and James J. Cochran --
Exploring baseball hitting data: what about those breakdown statistics? / Jim Albert --
Did Shoeless Joe Jackson throw the 1919 world series? / Jay Bennett --
Player game percentage / Jay M. Bennett and John A. Flueck --
Estimation with selected binomial information, or, do you really believe that Dave Winfield is batting .471? / George Casella and Roger L. Berger --
Baseball: pitching no-hitters / Cliff Frohlich --
Answering questions about baseball using statistics / Bill James, Jim Albert, and Hal S. Stern --
The progress of the score during a baseball game / G.R. Lindsey --
Introduction to the basketball articles / Robert L. Wardrop --
Improved NCAA basketball tournament modeling via point spread and team strength information / Bradley P. Carlin --
It's okay to believe in the "hot hand" / Patrick D. Larkey, Richard A. Smith, and Joseph B. Kadane --
More probability models for the NCAA regional basketball tournaments / Neil C. Schwertman, Kathryn L. Schenk, and Brett C. Holbrook --
The cold facts about the "hot hand" in basketball / Amos Tversky and Thomas Gilovich --
Simpson's paradox and the hot hand in basketball / Robert L. Wardrop --
Introduction to the ice hockey articles / Robin H. Lock --
Statistical methods for rating college hockey teams / Timothy J. Danehy and Robin H. Lock --
Overtime or shootout: deciding ties in hockey / William Hurley --
It takes a hot goalie to raise the Stanley Cup / Donald G. Morrison and David C. Schmittlein --
Introduction to the methodologies and multiple sports articles / Scott Berry --
Bridging different eras in sports / Scott M. Berry, C. Shane Reese, and Patrick D. Larkey --
Data analysis using Stein's estimator and its generalizations / Bradley Efron and Carl Morris --
Assigning probabilities to the outcomes of multi-entry competitions / David A. Harville --
Basketball, baseball, and the null hypothesis / Robert Hooke --
Lessons from sports statistics / Frederick Mosteller --
Can TQM improve athletic performance? / Harry V. Roberts --
A Brownian motion model for the progress of sports scores / Hal S. Stern --
Introduction to the miscellaneous sports articles / Donald Guthrie --
Shooting darts / Hal Stern and Wade Wilcox --
Drive for show and putt for dough / Scott M. Berry --
Adjusting golf handicaps for the difficulty of the course / Francis Scheid and Lyle Calvin --
Rating skating / Gilbert W. Bassett, Jr., and Joseph Persky --
Modeling scores in the premier league: Is Manchester United really the best? / Alan J. Lee --
Down to ten: estimating the effect of a red card in soccer / G. Ridder, J.S. Cramer, and P. Hopstaken --
Heavy defeats in tennis: psychological momentum or random effect? / David Jackson and Krzysztof Mosurski --
Who is the fastest man in the world? / Robert Tibshirani --
Resizing triathlons for fairness / Howard Wainer and Richard D. De Veaux.
Series Title: ASA-SIAM series on statistics and applied probability.
Responsibility: edited by Jim Albert, Jay Bennett, James J. Cochran.

Abstract:

The unlikely 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, which 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.
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