Topic: Sports

Methods: Scatterplots, Smoothing,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Belmont Stakes
Abstract:

The Belmont Stakes horse race is the final jewel in the "Triple Crown" of horseracing. It is the oldest and the longest of the three triple crown races. The data give the winners, the length of the race (which has varied from 1.125 miles to 1.625 miles before settling down on the curren...

Methods: Regression, Polynomial Regression, Residuals, Interaction,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Great Pitchers
Abstract:

The linear regression of hits, control, and clutch measures on the earned run averages (ERA) of leading baseball pitchers of the 1920-1950 era accounts for 96.7 percent of the variation on ERA's. However, a check of the residuals against the predictor variables finds a non-linearity with resp...

Methods: Outlier, Regression, Polynomial Regression, Scatterplot,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Hitters 1920 -1950
Abstract: In 1954 Branch Rickey wrote an article for Life Magazine entitled Goodbye to some old baseball ideas. He criticized some traditional baseball statistics and proposed some of his own that he thought more useful. For individual hitting Rickey proposed the sum of on-base average (OBA) and ex...
Methods: Outlier, Paired T-Test,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Helium football
Abstract:

Two identical footballs, one air-filled and one helium-filled, were used outdoors on a windless day at The Ohio State University's athletic complex. The kicker was a novice punter and was not informed which football contained the helium. Each football was kicked 39 times. The kicker changed f...

Methods: Probability, Independence, ANOVA,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: World Series
Abstract:

The World Series of baseball in the United States is a best-of-seven series. Therefore, the first team to win four games is the victor. To try to make the series fair, the first two games are played at one team's home park, the next three games are played at the other team's park (just tw...

Methods: Correlation,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Home Runs
Abstract:

What is the relationship between the number of home runs that a major league baseball team hits and its team batting average? On one hand, we might expect better hitting teams to have both more home runs and higher batting averages. For individual players this is true: The correlation is about r ...

Methods: Outlier, Regression, Polynomial Regression, Boxplot,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Hitters 1920 -1950
Abstract:

The data set is Branch Rickey's set of outstanding hitters in baseball over the period 1920 to 1950 based on the sum of what Rickey defines as on-base- average and extra-base-power (OBA + EBP). The student should be asked to run the simple regression of EPB on OBA, as well as the second degre...

Methods: Scatterplot, Regression, Outlier,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Olympic Gold
Abstract:

This dataset contains the gold medal performances in the men's long jump, high jump and discus throw for the modern Olympic games from 1900 to 1984. Data are also provided for the 1896 Olympics, but one may wish to omit them from the analyses because that Olympics was quite different from lat...

Methods: Time Series, Regression, Scatterplot,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Olympic Gold
Abstract:

This dataset contains the gold medal performances in the men's long jump, high jump and discus for the modern Olympic games from 1900 to 1984. Data are provided for the 1896 Olympics, but one may wish to omit them from the analyses.

Regressions and scatterplots of performance variab...

Methods: Outlier, Regression, Residuals, Interaction, Dummy Variable,
Topics: Economics, Sports,
Datafile Name: Q-back and Team Salaries
Abstract:

The datafile contains 1991 season leading quarterback and total team salary
for football teams in the American Football Conference (AFC) and National
Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League(NFL). Two poten-
tial influential observations (Steelers and Bears) ...

Methods: Histogram, Mean, Median, Outlier,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Crews
Abstract:

The dataset contains the weights in stones and pounds of the crews participating in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race in 1992. The weights have been converted to pounds for convenience.

Figure 1 is a histogram of weights for the crews in the 1992 Cambridge vs. Oxford boat race. The two...

Methods: Regression, T-test, Time Series,
Topics: Government, Medical, Miscellaneous, Sports,
Datafile Name: Time Series
Abstract:

The datafile includes four series which can be described as time series exper- iments. At some point in the time series, new conditions are introduced. The question then is raised whether the sample of observations after the change comes from a population with a different mean than the sample of ...

Methods: Regression, Smoothing, Time Series,
Topics: Sports,
Datafile Name: Tour de France
Abstract:

The Tour de France bicycle race has been run since 1903. It is the best known bicycle race in the world.

The data are facts about each race. Look for trends over time, for differences among countries, and for other patterns.

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