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Using data to predict the outcome of sporting events: who really is the best?

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Time: 4.00pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre (PRMB0012), Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Phil Ansell

Using data to predict the outcome of sporting events: who really is the best?

The Royal Statistical Society Schools Lecture

Who will win Wimbledon, the Rugby World Cup or the 100 metres at the next Olympics? It is impossible to know for sure, but statistics can help to give us a clue. Using the results from previous competitions and appropriate statistical models, can we assess each participant's chances of winning – and if we can, how good would those predictions be? Dr Ansell will explain how different events require different types of statistical model and how these models can be used to provide estimates of each participant's ability that might help when deciding who we think will win the competition.

Aimed primarily at students of Mathematics and Statistics at GCSE, AS and A levels and their teachers, this lecture will also be of interest and accessible to students of other subjects in which Statistics is taught.

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For further information about this event:

Contact: Nick Sizer
Email: Nick.Sizer@kingston.ac.uk

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