Overview:Myths and Facts about Football: The Economics and Psychology of the World's Greatest Sport - This book presents accounts of economic and psychological analyses of association football (or "soccer" as it is popularly known in the USA). As football is widely accepted to be the world's most popular sport, the case for scientific investigation of its characteristics is self-evident. As the contributions to this book demonstrate, the game of football offers an ideal opportunity to empirically investigate a wide range of broad issues, for example: behavioural decision-making; judgmental forecasting; motivation; game-theoretic models of strategic choice; competition and labour markets.Are teams more likely to concede a goal after having just scored? Does the team going first in a penalty shoot-out have an advantage? Should goal-keepers dive or stay put for penalty kicks? Do referees make decisions consistently? Why do fans like their teams? What factors influence the career of footballers? How well can experts predict football matches? How accurate are prediction markets? How does the stock-market react to match outcomes? These questions and others are addressed in this book. A particular focus is the investigation of popular conceptions-and misconceptions-about football.Of interest to psychologists, behavioural economists and football enthusiasts with an analytic approach to understanding the game, this book brings together contributions from a range of academic disciplines and will stimulate further research into football and the intriguing insights into behaviour it offers. See feature article in The Independent, October 8th, 2008:http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/fact-or-fiction-form-in-football-954440.html Listen to interview with Patric Andersson on Swedish National Radiohttp://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/P1/program/index.asp?ProgramID=1302Read Chris Charles's blog on BBC website:http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/chrischarles/2008/10/lies_damned_lies_and_statictic.html

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725646-9781847186225. It was written by the following authors: Carsten Schmidt, Patric Andersson, Peter Ayton. Book Myths and Facts about Football: The Economics and Psychology of the World's Greatest Sport, which can be read online, published by the company: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Business, Sports Books, Law, Finance. The book was published on 2008-10-29 00:00:00. It has 430 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 703 g. File for download Myths and Facts about Football: The Economics and Psychology of the World's Greatest Sport has PDF format and is called myths-and-facts-about-football-the-economics-and-psychology-of-the-worlds-greatest-sport.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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