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Title: Decision making in sports: An investigation of 12 to 19 years old basketball players in Singapore
Keywords: basketball, decision making, youth sports, cognitive assessment, performance statistics, computerized test
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2014
Citation: NG YUWEN STELLA (2014-08-06). Decision making in sports: An investigation of 12 to 19 years old basketball players in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The main aim of this thesis was to investigate human decision making behaviour in sports scenarios. A rating sheet and a computerized cognitive test were developed for this research study to measure the cognitive fitness of teenage basketball players in Singapore. The participants? basketball performance statistics from their first and last matches of their competitive leagues were also collected and coaches were engaged to provide expert judgement on the participants? decision making performance during basketball games. Our findings showed that the rating sheet for coaches was best able to predict the coaches? selection of the better and poorer decision makers in their teams. Analysis of the participants? performance statistics showed that the better decision makers had significantly more playing time, attempted points per minute of playing time, and points scored per minute of playing time for both matches.
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