Data and coherent narratives

Peter Killeen (2018), in a paper that discusses the futures of experimental analysis of behavior, observes “we must learn that data have little value until embedded in a coherent narrative”. The construction of this narrative has been a hot topic this week in conversations about data science activities. One example is Evan Hansleigh’s discussion of … Continue reading Data and coherent narratives

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

Entangled narratives: sport performance analysis and sport performance analytics

Introduction This post explores the stories about data we share in sport performance analysis and sport performance analytics. It is an attempt to think aloud about the narratives we construct when we share our observations about performance in training and in competition. The trigger for this post is Emma Uprichard and Leila Dawney‘s (2016) discussion … Continue reading Entangled narratives: sport performance analysis and sport performance analytics