Statistical Reasoning in Sports
First EditionJosh Tabor; Chris Franklin©2012
Gain a better understanding of the principles of statistical reasoning through a different perspective--sports. Statistical Reasoning in Sports lets you ask questions, collect and analyze data, and draw conclusions using randomization tests for questions such as, "Is it harder to shoot free throws with distractions?" Questions like these are evaluated by designing an experiment, collecting the data, and using a hands-on simulation to analyze results, giving you a more interactive approach to learning statistics.
Table of Contents
Did LeBron James Choke in the Playoffs?
Is There a Home Field Advantage in the National Football League?
Does the Hot Hand Exist in Sports?
Does the Designated Hitter Increase Offense in Major League Baseball?
Does the Designated Hitter Increase Offense in Major League Baseball (Revisited)?
Can Polyurethane Suits Make You Swim Faster?
Which 7-Iron is More Consistent?
Which Players Should I Draft for My Fantasy Team?
What is LeBron’s True Ability?
Teeing Off: Hit It Hard or Hit It Straight?
How Can We Build a Better Baseball Team?
Hit it Long or Hit it Straight? Why Not Both?
How Crazy Was Billy Martin?
Should You Go For It on Fourth Down?