Posted on 15 May 2012 by Mark Davies
This week we will create a dynamic graph that shows the changing costs for each region over the years. The key element of this graph is to create an additional series for the region in focus, which changes when the user selects a different region.
The graph is in the Output 2 tab on the Excel workbook here, members can access the Read more [...]
Posted on 13 May 2012 by Graham Cobden
As somebody who is still climbing the performance analysis ladder, I know what it is like trying to get experience to hopefully gain employment in the future. I have found that over the years it is hard to get experience, but the hard work you put in trying pays off in the end......I mean the experience I gained prior to applying to Warwickshire Read more [...]
Posted on 09 May 2012 by Mark Davies
Last week we prepared the first output report from our sample data.
You will recall that the engine for the output is in the ‘set up’ tab and is repeated below.
Cells D2 through to D17 is the table of years I created.
Cell D1 is linked to the year chosen in Output 1, in the above example this is the 13th item Read more [...]
Posted on 08 May 2012 by Graham Cobden
There have been many discussions about who is the buy(s) of the season, and in my opinion, the buys of the season have been at Newcastle Utd and Tottenham Hotspur respectively .........however it isn't just this season where these two teams have bought and sold cleverly.
In terms of this season, many names at Newcastle Read more [...]
Posted on 27 April 2012 by Mark Davies
In this week’s blog we will be looking at an example using a downloadable, interactive spreadsheet filled with real data.
Readers, please click here to download the locked spread sheet.
Lounge members, you can download the unprotected spread sheet from within the lounge.
Most of the data I use is Read more [...]
Posted on 25 April 2012 by Mark Davies
Hi there ……… so you’re interested in analysis?
What’s your specialist subject? I’m guessing a sport – rugby, football or hockey perhaps?
But of course you could equally be in banking, property or perhaps in sales?
Either way I bet you will probably have a pile of data on your subject, so much so that you don’t Read more [...]
Posted on 18 April 2012 by Darren Lewis
Currently the market holds a vast array of products that support the performance analysis industry, from timeline based analysis products to online athlete management tools. Each product from either of these categories will be unique in its own way but will still have similar characteristics and features to the other products that are available Read more [...]
Posted on 11 April 2012 by Adam Cullinane
This is the 2nd part of a blog series sharing my journey through WBL (Read Part 1). Having progressed through academic programmes at both UG and PG level, undoubtedly my journey will draw similarities with others who have chosen to pursue a career in performance analysis.
Which WBL experience is the best?
As a reflective practitioner, Read more [...]
Posted on 03 April 2012 by Adam Cullinane
Like many other vocationally driven professions, the importance of experience is immeasurable. After reading the recent blogs by Darren Lewis on skill sets, this brought to the fore the importance Work Based Learning (WBL) holds in performance analysis. Many of the key traits Darren highlights are not taught in a traditional Read more [...]
Posted on 29 March 2012 by Aideen Howlin
I am a member of the Performance Analysis team involved with the UWIC Archers basketball team. The Archers PA team consists of 6 members, hence the need for consistent group dynamics.
On match day, numerous different aspects of our job must run smoothly and with 6 group members, the saying "too many cooks spoil the Read more [...]
Posted on 26 March 2012 by Darrell Cobner
Through regular visits to the Clyde Street blog, Keith Lyons has recently led me to the work by Stephen Downes through this link. Downes has compiled and shared a large… Read more [...]
Posted on 25 March 2012 by Darren Lewis
(Click here for Part 1)
4. Critical thinking
As an analyst, you will work with a vast amount of data in various formats every day. It will present itself in ways that are not always typically associated with “data presentation”, and the ability to digest, understand and evaluate each new piece of information you come Read more [...]
Posted on 18 March 2012 by Josh Bryan
You may have read my recent three part blog revealing my experiences with creating a Referee Communication Forum for rugby union referees (Click here for Part 1) . These blogs were focussed on how the forum was created and delivered to the specific community in focus, however, I didn't provide you with examples of why a lot of the sporting Read more [...]