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Nontraditional undergraduate research problems from sports analytics and related fields

Carl R. Yerger

Vol. 7 (2014), No. 3, 423–430

The purpose of this article is to encourage advisors to consider choosing a topic related to sports analytics for their next undergraduate research project. We discuss some of the advantages of working in problems related to sports analytics in an undergraduate research context. We also give a sense of the skills necessary to be successful in research, some ideas of what would make good problems, and avenues to present results. This article expands on the author’s presentation at the 2012 Trends in Undergraduate Research in the Mathematical Sciences Conference.

sports, undergraduate research, analytics
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 62-07
Secondary: 91-02, 62P20, 62P30
Received: 15 January 2013
Revised: 28 May 2013
Accepted: 11 October 2013
Published: 28 April 2014

Communicated by Darren A. Narayan
Carl R. Yerger
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Davidson College
Box 7059
Davidson, NC 28035
United States