A Study in.. Athletic Identity

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Motivation can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation to do something comes from the self-satisfaction and internal growth the person receives from doing the activity.  Extrinsic motivation comes through rewards and punishments for…

Using Data to Study Exercise For People with Mental Illness

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Exercise is well-known to have beneficial effects on many aspects of health, including the heart, lungs, muscles, and bones. Exercise is also good for those with mental illnesses. Nurses are on the front lines of treating patients with mental…
Baseball Analytics

Sports Analytics and Baseball

From the earliest days of advanced sports analytics, the field has been dominated by baseball statistics “stat” geeks and number crunchers. While the origins of record keeping were just for games and simulations, now the use of advanced…

Sports Analytics at All Levels

New insights in the field of sports analytics can come from all levels of play and it’s worth understanding where they are likely to emerge. While almost all data driven actions and decisions in the news come from teams in leagues like the…
data analytics in basketball

Leverage Data in Basketball

How Does Data Analytics Help Basketball Teams? Since the dawn of sporting, teams and players have been looking for competitive advantages in order to win games: basketball today is no different. Except the stakes have never been higher; as…
statistical analysis in baseball

Statistical Analysis & Baseball

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Why Was Moneyball Such a Big Deal? Michael Lewis’s hit book Moneyball gave readers an inside look to the Oakland Athletics front office operations when they began using revolutionary strategies to field their team. Prior to the 2002 MLB season…
Data Collection on Injuries

Home, Unsafe Home: Data Collection on Preventable Injuries

We all want to feel safe and sound in the comfort of our homes, but many people would be surprised to learn that the typical household is the place where most preventable injuries occur. This is because we spend more time there than anywhere…
Tennis ball

Network Analysis of Tennis

Network analysis is an area of data science that examines the relationships among things, especially human beings. A goal of network analysis is to use data to determine regular features and rules that govern the network. Sports, with their…