Research study on referee decision making

Discussion in 'Referee' started by MassachusettsRef, Dec 10, 2018.

  1. MassachusettsRef

    MassachusettsRef Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 30, 2001
    Washington, DC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm posting this note for @agraefe , who does not have privileges as a new member. As it's an academic study related to refereeing, rather than personal advertising, I feel it belongs here. He'll be able to post here now and answer any questions.


    I am currently conducting an international research study on referee decision making. In particular, we are interested in how referees assess different situations in a football match. For this, we created a survey with some questions and short video clips to assess. We do believe people will find the survey quite interesting.

    The survey will take 8-10 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. All responses will solely be used for the purpose of this research. Here is the link to the survey:

    Thank you very much in advance for your help in this important project. We highly appreciate your time!

    Prof. Dr. Andreas Graefe
    Endowed Sky Research Professor, Macromedia University, Munich, Germany
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  2. agraefe

    agraefe New Member

    FC Bayern Munich
    Dec 10, 2018
    Thank you very much for your support, @MassachusettsRef.

    I forgot to mention: participants can win one of ten $25 Amazon vouchers (for those who need extrinsic motivation).
  3. sulfur

    sulfur Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I went through this on the weekend -- it's a very interesting questionnaire, and I am really looking forward to seeing the results they come out with.
  4. rdelux

    rdelux New Member

    United States
    Jul 13, 2018
    Southern California
    I just completed it and had the same reaction.
  5. SkiRacer

    SkiRacer New Member

    United States
    Oct 19, 2018
    I am also interested in seeing the results.
  6. agraefe

    agraefe New Member

    FC Bayern Munich
    Dec 10, 2018
    Thanks, everyone. I will post a summary of the results once ready. Probably in late January.
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  7. JeffG

    JeffG Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    MN, USA
    You don't think we referee because of the INtrinsic motivation, do you??:p
  8. agraefe

    agraefe New Member

    FC Bayern Munich
    Dec 10, 2018
    I do, @JeffG. And, even better if you are also motivated to participate in research on refereeing. ;)
  9. RespectTheGame

    May 6, 2013
    Columbus Crew
    Completed. Interested in results for sure.
  10. GoDawgsGo

    GoDawgsGo Member+

    Nov 11, 2010
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #10 GoDawgsGo, Dec 12, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2018
    Not sure I've seen any referee with a whistle around their neck? Is that a thing in Germany?

    Also, the box to click on 'No Foul' is that of a referee signaling advantage, which means there was a foul.
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  11. djmtxref

    djmtxref Member

    Apr 8, 2013
    I sometimes see new refs do it. I think they see coaches do it.
  12. socal lurker

    socal lurker Member+

    May 30, 2009
    We give new referees whistles with wrist lanyards so they can't put them around their neck . . .
  13. kayakhorn

    kayakhorn Member+

    Oct 10, 2011
    No, silly. That's where their stopwatch goes. :rolleyes:
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  14. Rocinante

    Rocinante Member

    Oct 9, 2018
    In my neck of the words, a whistle or stopwatch around the neck is how you can tell that the referee is an "all sports" referee who just does soccer in between basketball and softball seasons.
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  15. socal lurker

    socal lurker Member+

    May 30, 2009
    When I coached and saw either, I always took a very deep breath . . .
  16. voiceoflg

    voiceoflg Member

    Dec 8, 2005
    If I saw a referee with a whistle or a stopwatch around the neck at a softball game, I would probably take a very deep breath, too. :confused:
  17. agraefe

    agraefe New Member

    FC Bayern Munich
    Dec 10, 2018
    I am glad to see that you read the role instructions carefully :)
  18. JeffG

    JeffG Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    MN, USA
    Guilted me into it. You must know my mother!
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