Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics

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Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics

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This course will cover the theory and the fundamentals of the emerging science of Sabermetrics. We will discuss the game of baseball, not through consensus or a fan’s conventional wisdom, but by searching for objective knowledge in baseball performance. These and other areas of sabermetrics will be analyzed and better understood with current and historical baseball data. 

The course also serves as applied introduction to the basics of data science, an emerging field of scholarship, that requires skills in computation, statistics, and communicating results of analyses. Using baseball data, the basics of statistical regression, the R Language, and SQL will be covered.

This course was successfully taught on the edX platform as a MOOC in 2014. This course has also been successfully taught at the Experimental College at Tufts University since 2004.  Many of its former students have gone on to careers writing abou...

This course will cover the theory and the fundamentals of the emerging science of Sabermetrics. We will discuss the game of baseball, not through consensus or a fan’s conventional wisdom, but by searching for objective knowledge in baseball performance. These and other areas of sabermetrics will be analyzed and better understood with current and historical baseball data. 

The course also serves as applied introduction to the basics of data science, an emerging field of scholarship, that requires skills in computation, statistics, and communicating results of analyses. Using baseball data, the basics of statistical regression, the R Language, and SQL will be covered.

This course was successfully taught on the edX platform as a MOOC in 2014. This course has also been successfully taught at the Experimental College at Tufts University since 2004.  Many of its former students have gone on to careers writing about baseball and working in various MLB baseball operations and analytics departments.

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Budd Termin

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
This is one the best MOOC's you can take! This professor can really teach! If you want to learn how to use R, and have fun learning about one of the most disruptive technologies (Sabermetrics/Moneyball)in modern times, take this course. I got so proficient using R, I now use it all the time for my regular job. Really hoping that a Part 2 class is coming soon!!
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John Rosenfelder

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
Great class for learning stats, programming and a bit of baseball too. Can't wait for part 2! My knowledge of SQL, statistics and how to create analyses was drastically improved through this class. Only criticism is the Boston Red Sox' point of view that seeped into some of the statistical analysis.
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3 years, 11 months ago
perhaps I have succeeded in some measure. I sincerely hope that is the case. Although i feel a little self-conscious about the attention that i are recive,it's a wonderful surprise
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3 years, 11 months ago
This the best course I have taken for statistics. This class gives you a good introduction to statistics and it teaches you both SQL and the R language.
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