A probabilistic model for evaluation of volleyball scoring systems.

@article{Pfeifer1981APM,
  title={A probabilistic model for evaluation of volleyball scoring systems.},
  author={Phillip E. Pfeifer and Stuart Jay Deutsch},
  journal={Research quarterly for exercise and sport},
  year={1981},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          330-8
        }
}
  • Phillip E. Pfeifer, Stuart Jay Deutsch
  • Published in
    Research quarterly for…
    1981
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Abstract A probabilistic model for the game of volleyball is developed to evaluate alternative scoring systems. This Markov chain model is then recursively solved, to determine the distribution of the number of serves per game and the probability that a given team wins. These results are then used to evaluate the effects on the game of volleyball of a proposed change in the scoring system. 

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