Off-field analyses

Jacquie Tran

4 minute read

New job, new skills This year, I started in a new role as Senior Insights Researcher at High Performance Sport New Zealand. For me, one of the big drawcards of this role was the opportunity to learn and grow my skills and competencies as a performance sport professional. Our team regularly deals with qualitative data, so as an applied sport scientist with a strongly quantitative training, it has been a steep learning curve but also enjoyable to open my mind up to different ways of thinking and knowing.

Jacquie Tran

6 minute read

Introduction This post is the third in a series - to get up to speed, have a read through the first post and the second post. In this series, I will show how I created the plots that Aiden published on Twitter here and here, alongside some commentary about the choices I made throughout the process and my own interpretations of the results.

Getting started Load up the data and the libraries as we’ve done before.

Jacquie Tran

7 minute read

Introduction This post is the second in a series; click here to read the first post if you haven’t already done so. In this series, I will show how I created the plots that Aiden Oakley published on Twitter here and here, alongside some commentary about the choices I made throughout the process and my own interpretations of the results.

Getting started We’ll load the cleaned data in and load the necessary libraries as we did in the first post.

Jacquie Tran

11 minute read

The backstory It’s a touchy subject for many. Yet this question—how much do you get paid?—is at the core of the online questionnaire that was recently administered by Aiden Oakley (@ajoakley on Twitter). And it is a question that was willingly answered by over 100 sport scientists and strength & conditioning coaches who currently work for football (soccer) clubs in the UK. Why? This job advert says it all…

This is shocking!