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A Blueprint for Analytic Success

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses how to get the most out of a sports analytics program. When establishing a plan for an investment in sports analytics, decision makers need to have a general understanding of ... More


Introduction to Sports Analytics

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, to help teams and other organizations recognize the opportunities for competitive advantage that a strong analytics program can provide. ... More


Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Benjamin Alamar

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book shows diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow increasingly complex. It provides a clear, easily digestible ... More


The Complicated and the Complex: Policy Analysis in an Era of Design

M. Suzanne Donovan

in Does Policy Analysis Matter?: Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520287396
eISBN:
9780520962538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287396.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter considers the practice of policy analysis for the service-providing agencies of government like schools and assesses how well suited the policy-analytic tools are to being a source of ... More


Handling Big Data

John E. Kelly and Steve Hamm

in Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168564
eISBN:
9780231537278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168564.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter looks at the new approach that computers will need for managing and analyzing data. Today, a new force emerges in society and business: big data. Organizations and individuals are faced ... More


Information Systems

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses the design of information systems. A high-quality information system is essential in order to meet the two main goals of an analytics program: to provide new, actionable ... More


New Metrics

Benjamin C. Alamar

in Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162920
eISBN:
9780231535250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162920.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Over the last ten years, significant attention has been paid, both in sports and in business, to the creation of new metrics. Decision makers have been using new metrics to gauge everything from team ... More


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