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|Climbing the Ladder: Home-field advantage|
Something I've discussed before in years past. For the person who left the comment about whether or not I'd be able to count shootouts as draws, here's your answer. However, that doesn't mean I'm going to just act like my records are official and the league's aren't. I'll use the official stats unless there's a reason not to, like with this kind of analysis.
For further reading, I recommend this article on the possible causes of HFA.
The Harvard study referenced, which involved the EPL and attendance, can be found here (well, a summary of it).