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Author Dixon, Jess C., author

Title An age-old problem in Little League Baseball / Jess C. Dixon, Laura Chittle, Sean Horton
Published London : Human Kinetics, Inc., 2015
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Series SAGE Knowledge. Cases
SAGE Knowledge. Cases
Summary The relative age effect (RAE) has become a well-studied consequence of organizations utilizing a cutoff date to establish age cohorts. Within this case study, students will explore and learn how to perform various statistical analyses (i.e., chi-square, effect sizes, standardized residuals) to determine whether the RAE exists among those who competed in the 2011 and 2012 Little League World Series (LLWS). Students will learn about the mission and history of Little League Baseball (LLB) and discuss potential changes and/or strategies that could be used by the organization to make the LLWS more inclusive. Furthermore, students can use the knowledge gained from this case study to critically analyze the current status of various other sport organizations to help develop potential strategies to ensure fairness and equality for all participating athletes
Notes Originally published in Dixon, J., Chittle, L., & Horton, S. (2015). An age-old problem in Little League Baseball. Case Studies in Sport Management, 4(1), 1-6. DOI:
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Little League Baseball (Organization) -- Case studies.
Baseball -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Fairness -- Case studies.
Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Chittle, Laura, author
Horton, Sean, author
ISBN 9781526432285 (ebook)