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Teaching Statistics Using Baseball: Second Edition
 
Jim Albert Bowling Green State University
Teaching Statistics Using Baseball
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6938-2
Product Code:  TEXT/34.S
List Price: $75.00
MAA Member Price: $56.25
AMS Member Price: $56.25
eBook ISBN:  978-1-61444-622-4
Product Code:  TEXT/34.E
List Price: $69.00
MAA Member Price: $51.75
AMS Member Price: $51.75
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6938-2
eBook: ISBN:  978-1-61444-622-4
Product Code:  TEXT/34.S.B
List Price: $144.00 $109.50
MAA Member Price: $108.00 $82.13
AMS Member Price: $108.00 $82.13
Teaching Statistics Using Baseball
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Teaching Statistics Using Baseball: Second Edition
Jim Albert Bowling Green State University
MAA Press: An Imprint of the American Mathematical Society
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6938-2
Product Code:  TEXT/34.S
List Price: $75.00
MAA Member Price: $56.25
AMS Member Price: $56.25
eBook ISBN:  978-1-61444-622-4
Product Code:  TEXT/34.E
List Price: $69.00
MAA Member Price: $51.75
AMS Member Price: $51.75
Softcover ISBN:  978-1-4704-6938-2
eBook ISBN:  978-1-61444-622-4
Product Code:  TEXT/34.S.B
List Price: $144.00 $109.50
MAA Member Price: $108.00 $82.13
AMS Member Price: $108.00 $82.13
  • Book Details
     
     
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    Volume: 342017; 243 pp

    Teaching Statistics Using Baseball is a collection of case studies and exercises applying statistical and probabilistic thinking to the game of baseball. Baseball is the most statistical of all sports since players are identified and evaluated by their corresponding hitting and pitching statistics. There is an active effort by people in the baseball community to learn more about baseball performance and strategy by the use of statistics. This book illustrates basic methods of data analysis and probability models by means of baseball statistics collected on players and teams. Students often have difficulty learning statistics ideas since they are explained using examples that are foreign to the students. The idea of the book is to describe statistical thinking in a context (that is, baseball) that will be familiar and interesting to students.

    The book is organized using a same structure as most introductory statistics texts. There are chapters on the analysis on a single batch of data, followed with chapters on comparing batches of data and relationships. There are chapters on probability models and on statistical inference. The book can be used as the framework for a one-semester introductory statistics class focused on baseball or sports. This type of class has been taught at Bowling Green State University. It may be very suitable for a statistics class for students with sports-related majors, such as sports management or sports medicine. Alternately, the book can be used as a resource for instructors who wish to infuse their present course in probability or statistics with applications from baseball.

    The second edition of Teaching Statistics follows the same structure as the first edition, where the case studies and exercises have been replaced by modern players and teams, and the new types of baseball data from the PitchFX system and fangraphs.com are incorporated into the text.

    Ancillaries:

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Chapters
    • An Introduction to Baseball Statistics
    • Chapter 2. Exploring a Single Batch of Baseball Data
    • Chapter 3. Comparing Batches and Standardization
    • Chapter 4. Relationships Between Measurement Variables
    • Chapter 5. Introduction to Probability Using Tabletop Games
    • Chapter 6. Probability Distributions and Baseball
    • Chapter 7. Introduction to Statistical Inference
    • Chapter 8. Topics in Statistical Inference
    • Chapter 9. Modeling Baseball Using a Markov Chain
    • A. An Introduction to Baseball
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Volume: 342017; 243 pp

Teaching Statistics Using Baseball is a collection of case studies and exercises applying statistical and probabilistic thinking to the game of baseball. Baseball is the most statistical of all sports since players are identified and evaluated by their corresponding hitting and pitching statistics. There is an active effort by people in the baseball community to learn more about baseball performance and strategy by the use of statistics. This book illustrates basic methods of data analysis and probability models by means of baseball statistics collected on players and teams. Students often have difficulty learning statistics ideas since they are explained using examples that are foreign to the students. The idea of the book is to describe statistical thinking in a context (that is, baseball) that will be familiar and interesting to students.

The book is organized using a same structure as most introductory statistics texts. There are chapters on the analysis on a single batch of data, followed with chapters on comparing batches of data and relationships. There are chapters on probability models and on statistical inference. The book can be used as the framework for a one-semester introductory statistics class focused on baseball or sports. This type of class has been taught at Bowling Green State University. It may be very suitable for a statistics class for students with sports-related majors, such as sports management or sports medicine. Alternately, the book can be used as a resource for instructors who wish to infuse their present course in probability or statistics with applications from baseball.

The second edition of Teaching Statistics follows the same structure as the first edition, where the case studies and exercises have been replaced by modern players and teams, and the new types of baseball data from the PitchFX system and fangraphs.com are incorporated into the text.

Ancillaries:

  • Chapters
  • An Introduction to Baseball Statistics
  • Chapter 2. Exploring a Single Batch of Baseball Data
  • Chapter 3. Comparing Batches and Standardization
  • Chapter 4. Relationships Between Measurement Variables
  • Chapter 5. Introduction to Probability Using Tabletop Games
  • Chapter 6. Probability Distributions and Baseball
  • Chapter 7. Introduction to Statistical Inference
  • Chapter 8. Topics in Statistical Inference
  • Chapter 9. Modeling Baseball Using a Markov Chain
  • A. An Introduction to Baseball
Review Copy – for publishers of book reviews
Desk Copy – for instructors who have adopted an AMS textbook for a course
Instructor's Manual – for instructors who have adopted an AMS textbook for a course and need the instructor's manual
Examination Copy – for faculty considering an AMS textbook for a course
Accessibility – to request an alternate format of an AMS title
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