Posts Tagged ‘ Sports ’

Jim Albert’s Baseball Blog

January 20, 2016
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Jim Albert’s Baseball Blog

Jim Albert has a baseball blog: Baseball with R I sent a link internally to people I knew were into baseball, to which Andrew replied, “I agree that it’s cool that he doesn’t just talk, he has code.” (No kidding—the latest post as of writing this was on an R package to compute value above […] The post Jim Albert’s Baseball Blog appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and…

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Baltimore Orioles Hackathon coming soon!

January 6, 2016
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Baltimore Orioles Hackathon coming soon!

Kevin Tenenbaum writes: I wanted to let you know about a hackathon that we will be hosting at Camden Yards on February 5th, 2016. This event is a great opportunity for your students to use their statistics, data science and computer science expertise to find novel solutions to problems that Major League Baseball teams deal […] The post Baltimore Orioles Hackathon coming soon! appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

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Monty Got a Raw Hand

January 4, 2016
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Monty Got a Raw Hand

Now nonsense isn’t new to me . . . check out this new paper by Josh Miller and Adam Sanjurjo. The post Monty Got a Raw Hand appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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Definitely got nothing to do with chess IV

December 30, 2015
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Definitely got nothing to do with chess IV

Paul Alper points us to this in-depth article by Steven Brill on the topic of Alex Gorsky, the pharma executive who notoriously marketed a dangerous drug and hid the evidence of its dangers. The headline was a bit of a cheat, though. The story is fascinating from a statistical perspective but it has no chess […] The post Definitely got nothing to do with chess IV appeared first on Statistical…

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Fun media requests

December 8, 2015
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Lots of time I get asked who I think will win the election. This time we have something different: On Dec 8, 2015, at 2:59 AM, ** wrote: Hello Mr Gelman, I am writing you on behalf of ** Online Media **. We are a special service that finds the best experts to answer the […] The post Fun media requests appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social…

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Garry is 50 years old. He is a chess player who is also active in a political movement.

December 2, 2015
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Garry is 50 years old.  He is a chess player who is also active in a political movement.

You all know about Linda, that now-retired bank teller who back in the 1970s was active in the feminist movement. Even if she never had any formal political experience before this activity, Linda might well have had a talent for politics. Garry is in the opposite situation: he’s had several political opportunities since his rise […] The post Garry is 50 years old. He is a chess player who is…

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Stop screaming already: Exaggeration of effects of fan distraction in NCAA basketball

November 2, 2015
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Stop screaming already:  Exaggeration of effects of fan distraction in NCAA basketball

John Ezekowitz writes: I have been reading your work on published effect sizes, and I thought you might be interested in this example, which is of small consequence but grates me as a basketball and data fan. Kevin Quealy and Justin Wolfers published an analysis in The NYT on fans’ effectiveness in causing road teams […] The post Stop screaming already: Exaggeration of effects of fan distraction in NCAA basketball…

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Are you ready for some smashmouth FOOTBALL?

October 30, 2015
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Are you ready for some smashmouth FOOTBALL?

Kickoff This story started for me three years ago with a pre-election article by Tyler Cowen and Kevin Grier entitled, “Will Ohio State’s football team decide who wins the White House?.” Cowen and Grier wrote: Economists Andrew Healy, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Mo . . . examined whether the outcomes of college football games on […] The post Are you ready for some smashmouth FOOTBALL? appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

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You won’t be able to stop staring at this original Hot Hand preprint

October 29, 2015
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You won’t be able to stop staring at this original Hot Hand preprint

To continue with our basketball theme, here’s the preprint of the original hot hand paper, “Misperception of Chance Processes in Basketball,” by Amos Tversky, Robert Vallone, and Thomas Gilovich, from 1985 or so. I remember when it was floating around and everybody was talking about it. When discussing the hot hand with Josh Miller the […] The post You won’t be able to stop staring at this original Hot Hand…

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Hi-tech hoops: Characterizing the spatial structure of defensive skill in professional basketball

October 28, 2015
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Hi-tech hoops:  Characterizing the spatial structure of defensive skill in professional basketball

Joshua Vogelstein points me to this article by Alexander Franks, Andrew Miller, Luke Bornn, and Kirk Goldsberry and writes: For some reason, I feel like you’d care about this article, and the resulting discussion on your blog would be fun. Hey—label your lines directly! Cool! Ummm . . . no. No. Really, really, really, really […] The post Hi-tech hoops: Characterizing the spatial structure of defensive skill in professional basketball…

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