Many-facet Rasch Measurement and its applicability in sport science: an explanation and exemplar data

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Abstract:

In this research, teams' quality, players' ability, judges' severity and bias of the judges – players interactions effects were investigated by analyzing of the Second Leg of 2006 Soccer World Cup Playoff Match between Turkey and Switzerland using Many-Facet Rasch Measurement. The ordinal data used in this research were from eight national newspapers, selected randomly among Turkish National Press, giving scores for each teams and soccer player's performance. According to the results, Turkish National Team was better in performance quality than the Swiss National Team. Nine players performed above average in Turkey whereas five Switzerland players' performance was above average. "Aksam" newspaper was the most severe and "Sabah" newspaper was the most lenient judge among the eight national presses and there were biases between the judges-players interaction.

Keywords: MATCH ANALYSIS; PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT; RASCH MEASUREMENT; SOCCER

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2007

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