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smarterscout: The Why in Analytics

Dan Altman, creator of smarterscout, discusses the big issues underlying football/soccer analytics and sports analytics in general. Dan asks why we use data, why we measure the things we do, and why we choose certain analytical methods out of the many tools available. Drawing on his experience working with clubs in the Premier League, Major League Soccer, and other competitions around the world – as well as USA Olympic teams – Dan gets to the core of the questions every analyst faces.

Dan Altman, creator of smarterscout, discusses the big issues underlying football/soccer analytics and sports analytics in general. Dan asks why we use data, why we measure the things we do, and why we choose certain analytical methods out of the many tools available. Drawing on his experience working with clubs in the Premier League, Major League Soccer, and other competitions around the world – as well as USA Olympic teams – Dan gets to the core of the questions every analyst faces.

Episodes: 7

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Q & A

Duration: 27 min

Measuring style and skill

Duration: 24 min

The building blocks of a model of the game

Duration: 18 min

The basics (and basis) of metrics

Duration: 20 min

The foundation of trust and rationality

Duration: 20 min

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