If I had extended my tenure as a student, my research would have probably focused solely on hockey fans who conduct data analytics. Blogs, which was the focus of my MACT final project, would play a prominent role, along with other social media tools and analytics software.
That got me thinking of what other research projects could possibly spin out from the research I did complete. Here’s my random, evolving list:
– History of hockey analytics
– Comparison of hockey fans across teams, regions and their online activity
– Does following a horrible team make you more likely to get into hockey analytics? Looking at you, Oilers fans.
– Interview people who do hockey analytics to find out why they do it, what methods they use, what barriers they face and/or what they think the future holds for hockey analytics.