Do sports make better high schoolers?

High school sports are a big deal. But do they make high schoolers better humans? Liz and LauraEllen take a deep dive and try to understand if sports make high schoolers better in academics and social functioning. LauraEllen explains a complex causal inference statistical method to boot!

Link to article: Effects of participation in school sports on academic and social functioning. Van Boekel, 2016

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Soccer (sok-er) verb: To play, support, or research the beautiful game. When we think analytically, we realize there are many ways we can all soccer better. We’re Liz and LauraEllen. We have way too many years of graduate education and we’re diving in to learn more about the analytical side of the beautiful game. Be sure to go follow us on twitter @BGNSoccerBetter.


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Do sports make better high schoolers?