Playing with numbers: Do stats help or hinder in sport?
This event took place on Thursday 20 October 2011 at the Royal Statistical Society’s HQ in EC1.
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Panel members were: Ben Clissitt, Head of Sport at the Daily Telegraph; Claire Taylor MBE, England Cricket team; Dr Ian McHale, Sports Statistician at Salford University and Dr Beverley Hale, Lecturer at the Chichester Centre of Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, Chichester University. John Pullinger, Chair of the getstats Board chaired the event. Issues considered included:
…do big numbers and big money go hand in hand in modern sport?
…are stats changing the way we enjoy sport?
…what do sportspeople need to know about numbers?
…are number crunchers destroying appreciation of the finer points of the game?
Thank you for raising questions for our panellists at the ‘Playing with Numbers’ event. The conversation has now started. We have just launched an online forum and are very interested in your stats and sports questions for the ’do stats help or hinder in sport?’ strand. We aim to start new discussions on a regular basis…..if you have an idea for a future discussion, please let us know about it, using the Contact Form below. Thanks in advance.