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Secondary Data Analysis and Curation: A Presentation at #IACSS2011

Last week I had an opportunity to make an oral presentation at the Eighth International Symposium of Computer Science in Sport in Shanghai. I was keen to explore the potential of secondary data analysis that draws upon the increasingly rich data provided by websites supporting sporting events. I used data drawn from the 2011 Asia Football Cup to discuss issues around the creation and curation of content. I noted some of the responsibilities associated with produsing web based resources. This is a brief SlideCast of my presentation.

Performance at the 2011 Asian Cup: Knockout Games

Background The Asian Football Cup 2010 in Qatar has been completed. Japan won the Tournament. The teams that qualified for the Knockout Stage were: Uzbekistan (winner Group A) (current FIFA ranking 109) Qatar (runner up Group A) (current FIFA ranking 114) Japan (winner Group B) (current FIFA ranking 29) Jordan (runner up Group B) (current FIFA ranking 104) Australia (winner Group C) (current FIFA 26) South Korea (runner up Group C) (current FIFA ranking 40) Iran (winner Group D) (current FIFA ranking 66) Iraq (runner up Group D) (current FIFA ranking 101) Goals Scored 26 goals were scored in 8 Knockout games. The team that scored first won 6 games, drew 1...

Performance at the 2011 Asian Cup: Group Games

This post provides information about goal scoring in the Asian Cup 2011 Tournament in Qatar. Data from the Tournament can be found on the Official Website. Goal Scoring 64 goals were scored at the 2011 Asian Cup in 24  Group games. The team that scored first won in 18 games, drew in 3 games and lost in 2 games. There was one 0-0 draw. Exceptions Iraq scored first against Iran and lost. Syria scored first against Jordan and lost. 0-0 Draw DPR Korea v United Arab Emirates Performance in Relation to FIFA Ranking Higher FIFA ranked teams (December 2010 Rankings) in the tournament won 15 games, drew 4 games...

Asian Football Cup Qatar 2011

The Asian Football Tournament 2011 kicked off tonight in Qatar. I have a page of information about the Tournament at this link. See this post for an analysis of goals scored in the Group Stage of the Tournament. See this post for an analysis of the goals scored in the Knockout Stage of the Tournament. The opening games was Qatar v Uzbekistan at the Khalifa Stadium. Photo Credit Khalifa Stadium

Coaches as Technologists

I am writing this post in the delightful seaside town of Grange-over-Sands at a time when I should be meeting friends and colleagues in Doha, Qatar. My flight to Doha from Manchester was cancelled yesterday due to the most natural of events, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, an Iceland volcano. Photo Source Part of my time in Doha was going to be spent talking with coaches about technology and I think events in Iceland are a great reminder (if we needed reminding) about how basic we can be to support learning. My thoughts about coaches as technologists are focussed on four themes and...