Me on this one i will give you 20pts. answer should be in detail . this is the discussion topic. one of the most fiercely debated topics in sports is the hot hand theory. the hot hand theory says that success breeds success. in other words, rather than each shot a basketball player takes or each at-bat a baseball player has being an independent event, the outcome of one event affects the next event. that is, a player can get hot and make a lot of shots in a row or get a lot of hits in a row. the hot hand theory, however, has been shown to be false in numerous academic studies. read this article, which discusses the hot hand theory as it relates to a professional basketball player. state whether you agree or disagree with the hot hand theory, and give reasons for your opinion. be sure to use some of the terms you’ve learned in this unit, such as independent event, dependent event, and conditional probability, in your answer.
The answer to the question is
The theory of the hot hand is valid in my opinion.
The phenomenon of a "hot hand" is that a person who achieves a successful outcome at an attempt has a higher probability of coming out successful in subsequent attempts at the same event.
Based on evidence from the sampled statistics, the likelihood of achieving an increased probability of success on subsequent attempt on the condition that previous attempts were successful in my opinion is plausible. This is because the ability to score points at a game is dependent on several variables, all of which are from previous occurrence, such dependent variables include
1. The inherent ability of the sport athlete to deliver the required input for success. This is a conditional probability for success as such this forms part of the increased acceptance level for the "hot hand" phenomenon
2. Conditions of play may favor a particular probability than others resulting in a change in the mean, and the standard deviation of the distribution resulting in a skewed outcome
3. Increased opportunity giving to the athlete that previously had a successful attempt possibly by the athlete himself by way of confidence, the audience by way of focus on the outcome of the athletes attempt, and the administrators by way of trying to make it achievable and hence easier within the rules for the athlete have a successful attempt
The "hot hand" (also known as the "hot hand phenomenon" or "hot hand fallacy") is the purported phenomenon that a person who experiences a successful outcome has a greater chance of success in further attempts. The concept is often applied to sports and skill-based tasks in general and originates from basketball, whereas a shooter is allegedly more likely to score if their previous attempts were successful, i.e. while having "hot hands.” While previous success at a task can indeed change the psychological attitude and subsequent success rate of a player, researchers for many years did not find evidence for a "hot hand" in practice, dismissing it as fallacious. However, later research questioned whether the belief is indeed a fallacy. Recent studies using modern statistical analysis show there is evidence for the "hot hand" in some sporting activities.