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We are many. Can we be as one?

My Price and Value post earlier this week seems to have struck chords with some performance analysts. The post has become one of the most read posts on Clyde Street and there were some important exchanges on Twitter. I have been reflecting on these responses and this is a follow up post. The title of this post comes from the lyrics of an Australian song ... We are one, but we are many And from all the lands on earth we come ... I am, you are, we are ... I am sorry about my naivety in using these but they do resonate with me...

Accreditation

Introduction I saw this alert five days ago https://twitter.com/VisualPA/status/453822961703976960 I went to Charlie's blog post on the Visual Performance Analysis site and tried to comment on a delightful, challenging post. At that time, the site thought I was a Spambot. I am not but I missed the opportunity to support and reply to Charlie immediately. I applaud Charlie's willingness to address the accreditation issues head on. In the intervening time Jason Lear and Rob Carroll have responded in detail. My post is a contribution to the discussion. I am really pleased Charlie has shared the findings of his investigation into performance analysis. His post notes...

Going Ahead

Geraint Lewis and Chris Power have a thought-provoking post today in The Conversation. They point out that one of the key driving forces in science has been 'spectacular growth in power and storage'. They add that 'when the Square Kilometre Array starts observing the sky in 2020, it will generate more data on its first day than will have existed on the internet at that time'. However, they note that 'many scientists-in-training are ill-equipped to write software (or code, in the everyday language of a researcher) that is fit-for-purpose'. They continue: For this reason, it is probably unsurprising that many fields are...

c-ness

I have not written many posts in the past two months. I have been a peripheral participant in many conversations and have admired from afar the insights and wisdom being shared. This week a post from Stephen Downes was a catalyst for this post about c-ness. Stephen linked to Dan Pontefract's post The Organisation as a Cycling Peloton. Dan suggested "Maybe if we were to act like a peloton in our organizations, we might see higher levels of employee engagement". Dan liked the idea that a peloton (particularly in recreational cycling): shared the load; communicated proactively; encouraged and recognised effort. For some...

Making Sense of Data

Two blog posts by Jason Lear and Darrell Cobner sent me off thinking yesterday. Jason asked Performance Analysis, is it drowning in raw useless data? Jason believes "significant issues exist with information management in sport, even to go as far as to suggest the world of elite sport is starting to go off course in so much as the management of performance data may not be appreciated in the context of establishing a ‘target audience’." In a thoughtful and thought-provoking post Jason observes: those that develop a balanced information management system that identifies the value of specific performance data and filter such...