Data is only useful when it’s interpreted correctly. This module explores how analysts can check their interpretations and make them more accurate.
We look at four key concepts that are used by analysts to interpret football data. You’ll learn how each concept works and see an example of how it’s used in football. We also introduce statistical modelling, a topic we’ll explore further in the next two modules of this course.
Along the way, you’ll be given interactive examples of performance analysis based on the work of professional analysts. These include comparing the dribbling skills of transfer targets and tracking improvements in player speed in training.
This module is CPD accredited.
This model is part of a Level 2 Qualification
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The information you’ll learn in this module was provided by data scientists from the Bundesliga and Ligue 1, as well as a statistician from the University of London. You can visit our Experts page to see a selection of the professionals who have contributed to our courses.
Our award-winning content team worked closely with the expert group to create a fully-interactive course based on their expertise. Our content team are not only football fans: we have years of experience creating digital learning for football professionals.
This module forms the first part of our Level 2 Understanding Data in Football, so it leads naturally onto the later modules “Statistical Modelling in Football” and “Modelling Expected Goals.”
As a standalone module, it’s a great introduction to statistical analysis for anyone looking for deeper understanding of how to work with data.
This course is not the ideal starting point if you’re completely new to data in football. If you want to find out what types of data are collected in football and why data is useful to clubs, these topics are covered in full in the Level 1 Introduction to Analysis in Football course.
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Once you’ve chosen your course, you’ll be taken to a web page where you can get started. You can take the course entirely in your browser. It’s made up of text pages with images, animations, interactive exercises and a final questionnaire. Audio narration will guide you through.
You can complete the course at your own pace. It’s yours for life, so you can revisit it whenever you want.
You can take the course entirely in your browser. You don’t need any other materials, but you might want to take notes on paper or on another device.
Our courses contain a lot of detail and hands-on interaction. This makes them difficult to use effectively on a phone or tablet. We recommend using your laptop or PC, with the largest screen you have access to.
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