Football scores, the Poisson distribution and 30 years of final year projects in mathematics, statistics and operational research

Scarf, PA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5623-906X 2017, 'Football scores, the Poisson distribution and 30 years of final year projects in mathematics, statistics and operational research' , MSOR Connections, 15 (3) , pp. 61-66.

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Abstract

The development of the Poisson match as a model used in the prediction of the outcome of football matches is described. In this context, many interesting modelling projects arise that are suitable for undergraduate, final year students. In a narrative that discusses the author’s engagement with this model and other related models, the paper presents a number of these projects, their attractions and their pitfalls, and poses a number of questions that are suitable for investigation. The answers to some of these questions would be worthy of the attention of the administrators of their respective sports.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Salford Business School Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: MSOR Connections
Publisher: University of Greenwich
ISSN: 2051-4220
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Depositing User: Dr Philip Scarf
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 13:55
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 18:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41402

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