Pattern detection in sport research
This free white paper is about how to use Theme in sport research. Researchers analyzed thirteen soccer matches, four club and nine international matches. They observed the matches in digital video file format and coded the behavior.
Coding included information on player, pitch position and match events (pass, tackle, header, run, dribble, clearance, shot, cross, set-play, lost control and foul). The observational data were analyzed using the software package Theme (Magnusson, 2000).
Theme is a professional system for detecting hidden patterns in behavioral records, so-called T-patterns.