Passing decisions in football: introducing an empirical approach to estimating the effects of perceptual information and associative knowledge

Steiner, Silvan (2018). Passing decisions in football: introducing an empirical approach to estimating the effects of perceptual information and associative knowledge. Frontiers in psychology, 9 Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00361

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The importance of various information sources in decision-making in interactive team sports is debated. While some highlight the role of the perceptual information provided by the current game context, others point to the role of knowledge-based information that athletes have regarding their team environment. Recently, an integrative perspective considering the simultaneous involvement of both of these information sources in decision-making in interactive team sports has been presented. In a theoretical example concerning passing decisions, the simultaneous involvement of perceptual and knowledge-based information has been illustrated. However, no precast method of determining the contribution of these two information sources empirically has been provided. The aim of this article is to bridge this gap and present a statistical approach to estimating the effects of perceptual information and associative knowledge on passing decisions. To this end, a sample dataset of scenario-based passing decisions is analyzed. This article shows how the effects of perceivable team positionings and athletes’ knowledge about their fellow team members on passing decisions can be estimated. Ways of transfering this approach to real-world situations and implications for future research using more representative designs are presented.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science II

UniBE Contributor:

Steiner, Silvan

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment

ISSN:

1664-1078

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Silvan Steiner

Date Deposited:

28 Mar 2019 16:01

Last Modified:

25 Oct 2019 00:12

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00361

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.128802

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/128802

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