An Introduction to Analytic Narratives for Coaches and Students

Background I received an alert to a paper today that has sent me off to revisit Donald Polkinghorne‘s and Philippe Mongin‘s discussion of narrative and the process of historical analysis … and to contemplate pedagogy. The paper that started my journey today is titled ‘The Cooperation of Humans and Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): The Application … Continue reading An Introduction to Analytic Narratives for Coaches and Students

Episodes in a contested AFL game: an example from Round 7 in 2016

Introduction Yesterday, I discussed the Gold Coast versus Melbourne AFL game from Round 7 of the 2016 AFL season. Today I am looking at a game in Round 7 that was contested over three of the four quarters of the game, Richmond versus Hawthorn. I had anticipated that Hawthorn would win this game. This is … Continue reading Episodes in a contested AFL game: an example from Round 7 in 2016

The Battles of Waterloo

It is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June. The Bicentenary is being celebrated with 5000 re-enactors, 300 horses and 100 canons. News of the celebrations has taken me back to Philippe Mongin’s 2009 paper, A Game-Theoretic Analysis of the Waterloo Campaign and Some Comments on the Analytic Narrative Project. In … Continue reading The Battles of Waterloo