Friday, February 17, 2012

Outsiders and data analysis

Here's a nice little article from the NY Times Sports section, describing the role outsiders -- who are not acculturated to an organization's biases or mindset -- can play when they take large datasets and start thinking about them. The article hook is a freelance analyst (and FedEx truck driver) who predicted at the time of the 2010 draft that Jeremy Lin would be a good point guard. Two things to keep in mind: the more data sets out there, the more people there are who can look at them. And if more people looking at them, more good ideas are bound to appear.

No comments:

Popular Posts