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Title Statistical thinking in sports / edited by Jim Albert and Ruud H. Koning.
Published Boca Raton, Fla. : Chapman & Hall/CRC, c2008.
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 Floor2  GV741 .S825 2008    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 298 p. 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-289) and index.
Contents Introduction / Jim Albert and Ruud H. Koning -- Modelling the development of world records in running / Gerard H. Kuper and Elmer Sterken -- The physics and evolution of Olympic winning performances / Ray Stefani -- Competitive balance in national European soccer competitions / Marco Haan, Ruud H. Koning, and Arjen van Witteloostuijn -- Statistical analysis of the effectiveness of the FIFA world rankings / Ian McHale and Stephen Davies -- Forecasting scores and results and testing the efficiency of the fixed-odds betting market in Scottish league football / Stephen Dobson and John Goddard -- Hitting in the pinch / Jim Albert -- Does momentum exist in a baseball game? / Rebecca J. Sela and Jeffrey S. Simonoff -- Inference about batter-pitcher matchups in baseball from small samples / Hal S. Stern and Adam Sugano -- Outcome uncertainty measures : how closely do they predict a close game? / Babatunde Buraimo, David Forrest, and Robert Simmons -- The impact of post-season play-off systems on the attendance at regular season games / Chris Bojke -- Measurement and interpretation of home advantage / Ray Stefani -- Myths in tennis / Jan Magnus and Franc Klassen -- Back to back evaluations on the gridiron / David J. Berri -- Optimal drafting in hockey pools / Amy E. Summers, Tim B. Swartz, and Richard A. Lockhart.
Subject Sports -- Statistical methods.
Sports -- Statistics.
Related Names Koning, Ruud H.
Albert, Jim, 1953-
ISBN 9781584888680 (alk. paper)
1584888687 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 226127165