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Jones, WA (2019)

A Benford Analysis of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Finance Data

Journal of Sports Economics.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.1177/1527002519887430



Abstract: The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) database and the USA Today NCAA athletics department finance database are two of the most commonly used databases for scholars, policy makers, and other constituents interested in studying the economics of college athletics. Many in the higher education community, however, question the validity of these databases. This study used Benfordís Law of First Digits as a tool for spotting irregularities in EADA and USA Today college athletics financial data. After reviewing 5 years of data, the findings show that while there was some slight deviation from Benfordís Law, EADA and USA Today data largely conformed to the expectations of Benfordís Law.


Bibtex:
@article{, author = {Willis A. Jones}, title ={A Benford Analysis of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Finance Data}, journal = {Journal of Sports Economics}, volume = {0}, number = {0}, pages = {1527002519887430}, year = {2019}, doi = {10.1177/1527002519887430}, URL = { https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1527002519887430}, }


Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Economics