In this unit students will learn a programming language (the R environment) to solve complex sport performance questions. The R environment allows for the analysis, modelling, visualisation and communication of sport performance data, in a reproducible and time-efficient manner. This unit will give students exposure to how programming languages can be used to analyse, visualise and communicate sport performance data.
Students will learn how to write code in R, to analyse common sports performance datasets and communicate results by creating interactive visualisations and reports. Students will develop R programming skills that will enable them to work with different data types, to help answer specific sport performance questions and communicate results in a visual, reproducible and time-efficient manner. Students will understand how other programming languages, including Python and SQL, may be advantageous for different sport data situations and complement programming in R.
|1.||Compose R code to probe and assess different sports performance data types;|
|2.||Compute statistical analysis to interrogate sport performance questions;|
|3.||Interpret results and translate into recommendations for coaches, athletes and performance staff;|
|4.||Devise interactive visualisations and generate reproducible reports; and,|
|5.||Reflect on what programming language is appropriate for different sport performance situations.|
|Project||Students will be given different datasets and asked to import, analyse summary statistics and produce visualisations, along with code.||30%|
|Report||Students will be given a dataset and asked to produce results and visualisations, along with a written report||35%|
|Case Study||Students will be given an unseen dataset and specific sport performance problem, then asked to import, analyse, visualise and communicate findings||35%|
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