Hot Hands: What Data Science Can (and Can't) Tell Us About Basketball Trends
[Moved Online] Critical Issues in Mathematics Education 2020: Today’s Mathematics, Social Justice, and Implications for Schools March 20, 2020 - March 20, 2020
Location: MSRI: Online/Virtual
Is the hot hand in basketball a real phenomenon or a cognitive illusion? I will describe a data-driven approach to this controversial question and explain how data science, despite its great contribution to sports, can go only so far in addressing some of the difficult underlying issues.
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