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Research Methods for Sport Management Synopsis

Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.

Research Methods for Sport Management Press Reviews

This text is a solid companion for graduate-level research classes, where sport management and communication students may have had little or no research experience at the undergraduate level. Certainly, a supplemental text on the actual application of specific statistical analysis would be necessary for more advanced students looking to conduct actual research. For doctoral studies, this would also serve as an appropriate foundational resource. More in-depth resources are clearly needed for students taking on a thesis or dissertation. However, this is an excellent text for instructors wanting to give more than the basic quick introduction to research methods. For the sport communications classroom, the authors have excelled in providing a broad range of hypothetical cases and recent case examples that factor in topics appropriate for this audience. - Julie D. Lanzillo, Neumann University, USA, International Journal of Sport Communication, 2015, 8, 526 -527.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415572569
Publication date: 3rd November 2014
Author: James (University of Loughborough, UK) Skinner, Allan (University of Canberra, Australia) Edwards, Ben Corbett
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 366 pages
Categories: Sporting events & management, Research methods: general,

About James (University of Loughborough, UK) Skinner, Allan (University of Canberra, Australia) Edwards, Ben Corbett

James Skinner is a Professor of Sport Business and Director of the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough University, London, UK. His research interests are in drugs in sport, culture strategy, leadership and change, sport and social capital, and research methods for sport management Allan Edwards is Head of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra, Australia. His research interests include qualitative research methodology, high performance sport management and sport marketing Ben Corbett is a sport management PhD candidate and lecturer at Griffith University, Australia. His research interests include organisational strategy and change, high performance management, and sport ...

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