Sports analytics crowd turns to data to tackle diversity

Sports analytics crowd turns to data to tackle diversity

“It’s fantastic that the prevalence of analytics and the interest in diversity, equity and inclusion are coinciding right now,” said Chris Rider, a professor at Michigan’s Ross School of Business who has studied the NFL’s Rooney Rule.“We can learn a lot about sports by analyzing the data within sports — and there are many people here to do it,” he said. “But I think we can also learn lessons that are generalizable to organizations well beyond sports and get the public’s attention by making changes.”Rider’s study is inconclusive whether the Rooney Rule is working. (There are five non-white men among the NFL’s 32 head coaches, though the representation of minorities among assistants has risen from 13% to 40%.)His solution: expanding the rule to include other team jobs, with a controlled study to see whether it has an effect.

Sports analytics crowd turns to data to tackle diversity.

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