A Flawed Statistical Method Was Just Banned From A Major Sports Science Journal


June 28, 2018

A Flawed Statistical Method Was Just Banned From A Major Sports Science Journal

Sports performance is a difficult thing to study. There are only so many trained athletes available for experiments, and most of the measurements required to investigate human performance are time-consuming to collect. As a result, most sports science studies are small, and that means it can be difficult to tease out the signal from the noise.

PARC Mouthguard Helps Track Athlete Fatigue Through Saliva

Scientists at PARC, a research and development company owned by Xerox, are busy developing a mouthguard that could help athletes understand their physiology during exercise and better inform their training. A lot can be learned from blood. Lactate, for example, is normally measured in blood, and can indicate exercise intensity.

AI May Upend the Competition and Business of Sports

Your favorite athlete may soon have a new coach on the sidelines – artificial intelligence. Part statistician and part data scientist, AI can be used to help gather game-day data in real time while also accessing historic data. The combination can be used to help coaches make decisions and players gain a competitive advantage over their opponents.

Nylon Calculus: How Second Spectrum is redesigning the NBA

As kids, the basketball obsessives among us acted out the game’s legendary moments using little but our imaginations. We counted down the final seconds of the big game in our head while pounding the driveway blacktop, transforming for those few seconds into a Jordan, a Bryant, an Iverson, ready to shatter a helpless opponent’s hopes and dreams. For those fleeting moments, it was like we were right there on the court with them.

Wearables have a lot to offer pro athletes – so why is adoption so slow?

David Price is one of baseball’s best pitchers. For years the undisputed ‘Ace’ on the Tampa Bay Rays, he’s now a key piece in the Boston Red Sox starting rotation. For nine seasons Price reliably made around 30 starts per season. That durability helped earn him the largest contract ever afforded a pitcher, a seven-year, $217m deal in Boston.

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