Here are some of the key sources that I used. To see more of the articles I found in my research please click on the research blog tab above.
Cavan, Jim. “Everything you Know About Basketball is Wrong.” ESPN. 2 Mar. 2012. Web. 26 Mar. 2012.
This article talks about a number of ways that we view basketball the wrong way. This article was written by a writer for ESPN.com so it is a very reliable source. I liked this article because it made a number of points that I found pertinent to my project.
Dignam, Devin. “Even Effective Clutch is Overrated.” Wage of Wins. 9 Mar. 2012. Web. 29 Mar. 2012.
This article delves into an even deeper statistical approach based off of the aggregated statistics and emerging basketball cybermetrics. This was written by a basketball blogger who bases their arguments purely on statistics which provides a level of certainty. I became interested in this article because it was using the information that I previously used to start my discussion.
Kirkpatrick, Cliff. “VCU’s Mental Toughness Crucial Down Stretch.” CBS Sports. 15 Mar. 2012. Web. 22 Mar. 2012.
This article is, mainly, a series of quotes from a VCU basketball player. This article is very credible as it is from CBS and, more specifically, is a quote from a player that has to deal with the mental game. I was interested in this article because it was straight from a player which was different perspective than what I had seen.
Sams, Jordan. “A Statistical Analysis of Clutch NBA Shooters Since 2000.” Liberty Ballers. 29 Feb. 2012. Web. 27 Mar. 2012.
This article provides a statistical approach to evaluating clutch ability. This was written by a well-respected Philadelphia 76ers fan site. Although this may not seem very credible, the information they use to deduce their position are facts give weight to their stand. I found this article very helpful because it showed me one approach at viewing the clutch ability.
Wise, Jeff. “The Science of Sports: Is There Such a Thing as a Clutch Performer?” Psychology Today. 9 Jun. 2010. Web. 6 Mar. 2012.
This article talks about the logistics of clutch performances. This article is from a highly respected psychology blog which features articles by professional psychologists. I found this article very important for my research because it showed me a field that I found interesting and that has a number of articles which would allow me to focus on a specific idea.