Arguments against Analytics

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Borut
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Arguments against Analytics 

Post#1 » by Borut » Mon May 25, 2020 7:13 am

There are a lot of ex-players ranting their frustrations towards analytics, due to not being able to get front office jobs in NBA teams.

I will try to be make a more rational point against analytics. There is a concept called ambiguity aversion, where one is more willing to take risks in the presence of set probabilities. Could the numbers be just soothing to the brain. We know probabilities imply their uncertainty, furthermore they need to be updated all the time. Therefore, they might serve as illusions of knowledge of the game.
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Re: Arguments against Analytics 

Post#2 » by SNPA » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:41 am

Borut wrote:There are a lot of ex-players ranting their frustrations towards analytics, due to not being able to get front office jobs in NBA teams.

I will try to be make a more rational point against analytics. There is a concept called ambiguity aversion, where one is more willing to take risks in the presence of set probabilities. Could the numbers be just soothing to the brain. We know probabilities imply their uncertainty, furthermore they need to be updated all the time. Therefore, they might serve as illusions of knowledge of the game.


The argument against analytics is that it is simply a translation from the complexities of reality into a qualitative and thus reduced form and has only the illusion of objectivity when it is in fact subjective when it comes to interpretation.

It doesn't do a good job of telling you why something happened.

I better watch out, I said something like this recently and got called a quack. Lol.

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