"One of the greatest changes in the sports world during the past 20 years has been the use of mathematical methods to analyze performances, recognize trends and patterns, and predict results. This book presents a concise but thorough introduction to the analytic and statistical methods that are useful in studying sports. It focuses on the application of the methods to sports data and the interpretation of the results. Suitable for undergraduate students studying sports analytics or taking an introductory statistics course, the book requires no prior background in statistics"--
1. Introduction -- 2. Describing and summarizing sports data -- 3. Probability -- 4. Statistical methods -- 5. Using correlation to detect statistical relationships -- 6. Modeling relationships using linear regression -- 7. Regression models with several predictor variables
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