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Bill and Phenomenography

I watched the New York Times documentary about Bill Cunningham with great interest. Bill has been photographing people on New York streets for the past fifty years. Lauren Collins of The New York Times published a great article about Bill in 2002. She described his work in detail. His work prompted me to think about phenomenography and the ideas shared by Ference Marton (1981) about the place of experiential description. The documentary shares Bill's life and passion for photography. It is a wonderful case study of closely observed and recorded behaviour. You can find examples of Bill's work here in On the Street. Photo...

Super Netball 2018: Round 13 Lightning v Swifts

Delegates from the 14th Australasian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport are off to the Sunshine Coast Lightning netball game today. The Lightning are hosting the NSW Swifts in a Round 13 game in the Super Netball Tournament. Anthony Bedford will be the delegates' guide and will share his work as the Lightning's performance analysis lead in real-time. My contribution to the day's activities from a long way away in rural NSW was to share some data on GitHub. My median profile of both teams is: Lightning NSW Swifts My data suggest a close game with a win for the Lightning, but...

Precision

It has been a feast of delight this week on Clyde Street. I have been following up on the ideas shared by David Zeevi and his colleagues about personalisation and prediction. One part of the paper has stayed with me: Dietary interventions based on our predictor showed significant improvements in multiple aspects of glucose metabolism, including lower PPGRs and lower fluctuations in blood glucose levels within a short 1-week intervention period. It will be interesting to evaluate the utility of such personalized intervention over prolonged periods of several months and even years. (My emphasis) I have been thinking about the implications of...

Vale Bill Cunningham

I wrote about Bill Cunningham in 2014. I had seen a documentary about his life and work that sent me off thinking about phenomenography. The New York Times has announced that Bill died on Saturday aged 87. Cynthia Collins, an editor at the New York Times has been sharing her memories of Bill. The two photographs shared here are from her Twitter account. Jacob Bernstein noted "Mr. Cunningham was such a singular presence in the city that, in 2009, he was designated a living landmark". He added that his photographs were “an exuberant, sometimes retroactively embarrassing chronicle of the way we looked.” As...

AFL Round 8: Reflecting on counter-predictive outcomes

Introduction Thirty-six years ago, George Lewis and Jonathan Lewis wrote about negative evidence in social research. In the introduction to their paper, they wrote: In social research, there is an overwhelming emphasis upon collecting positive data, whether it be in the form of statistically significant attitudes, important documents, or observer descriptions of unique settings. This emphasis, while responsible for shedding much light in previously dark areas, none the less has had the important and dangerous side-effect of minimizing the worth of negative evidence, that is, the significance of a thing's absence. (1980:544) Two games in last weekend's AFL Round 8 sent me back...

#coachlearninginsport: ethnography and learning experience

This is a second #coachlearninginsport post. I have been fortunate to have seen a draft report on some research underway with Elite Coach Developers in the United Kingdom. The report raises some important issues based, in part, on semi-structured interviews with twelve people in elite coach developer roles. I have suggested in an earlier post that my thinking about what these roles are guides me to 'learning' rather than 'development'. (A paper by Chris Trevitt, Anne Macduff and Aliya Steed (2014) on legal education and continuing professional learning helped me clarify my thoughts about learning as my focus. Their discussion about assessment...

#UCSIA15 Connecting and Sharing Macro and Micro Perspectives

Introduction We are three weeks away from the start of #UCSIA15, a free, open, online course that will share experiences of sport informatics and analytics. The course aspires to be a connectivist course. Stephen Downes (2012) notes that in  a connectivist course “the content does not define the course”. He adds: By navigating the content environment, and selecting content that is relevant to your own personal preferences and context, you are creating an individual view or perspective. So you are first creating connections between contents with each other and with your own background and experience. And working with content in a connectivist...

Ecologies of Performance

Introduction I have been thinking about patterns of performance in team games. One of the catalysts for this has been my participation in a Rugby Coaches' Conference last week on the Ile de Bendor. My focus there was on winning cultures and winning coaches. In my preparation for the conference, I looked carefully at data prepared by James Grayson. I was fascinated by his account (2014) of Chelsea's performance from 2000 to the present day. This led me to data James shared in 2012 about Manchester United. I looked at Ben Pugsley, MatchStory (Ben Mayhew and Ben Huxley), experimental361, FiveThirtyEight, Scoreboard Journalism, 11tgen11,...

Performance against ranking 140401

Introduction I am continuing to monitor performance against ranking in three football codes (rugby union, rugby league and Australian Rules). Performance against ranking The trends after last week's games are: Australian Rules (week 2) Only Sydney played below their ranking in week 2. They lost to Collingwood at home. Legend NRL (week 4) This season's NRL ladder is in a state of flux. 2013 rankings have been overturned each of the four week's of this year's competition. Last week, 6 teams performed above their 2013 ranking position. Rugby Union I have been monitoring four rugby union competitions: Super 15 (week 7) Aviva Premiership (week 18) Greene King (week 23) Top 14 (week 23) Discussion I...

Winning and Losing in the 2013 Six Nations Rugby Union Tournament: Some Quantitative Data

I have been following the 2013 Six Nations' performance data provided by the Official Website for the Tournament. This is my first look at some quantitative data. I have a Google Sheet of these data here. Most of the data types are self-explanatory. The one addition I have made is to look at how many more lineouts than scrums there were for Winners and Losers (Lineouts > Scrums). Over the five weeks, and for the Tournament as a whole, the Winners' averages (rounded to whole numbers) were:   Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Overall Win Margin 11 13 10 9 14 12 Half Time Margin 9 5 0 5 1 4 Tries 3 2 1 1 2 2 Conversions 3 2 1 1 1 1 Penalty Goals 3 3 5 7 4 4 Drop Goals 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possession 1H (%) 57 48 42 68 58 53 Possession 2H (%) 46 38 42 42 61 46 Time in...