A firm knowledge of statistical modelling is crucial for a professional analyst. Many key metrics, like Expected Goals, are generated by statistical models, and are hard to interpret correctly without a knowledge of modelling. Understanding statistical models also allows analysts to work effectively with data scientists at clubs.
Tapping into the expertise of data analysts from the Bundesliga, this module shows you the different ways in which analysts use modelling to improve their analysis. You’ll then learn, step-by-step, the process involved in building a custom model.
The module wraps up with an interactive exercise, based on the experiences of a real analyst. You’ll help other performance analysts at a football club to use statistical models effectively.
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. 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 on naturally from “Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Football” and sets you up to take “Modelling Expected Goals,” the other modules in that course.
As a standalone module, it’s a great introduction for anyone who wants to understand statistical modelling in football, including analysts, coaches, journalists and fans.
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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.
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