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Research Methods for Sports Studies

Research Methods for Sports Studies

  • Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415493927
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 304
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This comprehensive and accessible textbook offers a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. The book offers the reader a step-by-step guide to the research process, from designing a research project, to collecting and analysing data, to reporting the research, all of which is richly illustrated with sport-related case-studies and examples. The book covers key topics such as: - conceptual Models - qualitative research methods - choosing an appropriate research design - undertaking a literature review - the key research methods such as questionnaires, interviews, content analysis and ethnographic studies. - analysing data, including an introduction to SPSS, as well as guides to descriptive and inferential statistics - writing a research report - the internet as a research tool A much needed book with no competitor titles, this should be essential reading for all undergraduates in sports studies.

Sports Fundraising

Sports Fundraising

Dynamic Methods for Schools, Universities and Youth Sport Organizations

  • Author: David J. Kelley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415507197
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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Sports Fundraising is a complete introduction to fundamental principles and best practice in sports fundraising. Focusing on the particular challenges of fundraising in intercollegiate and interscholastic sport, and for youth sport organizations, the book is designed to help students develop the professional skills that they will need for a successful career in sports or education administration. Packed with real-life case studies and scenarios, the book offers a step-by-step guide to the effective planning, communication, implementation and management of sports fundraising projects, and introduces the most important issues in contemporary sports fundraising. Each chapter contains a range of useful features, from definitions of key terms to skill-building exercises, exploring both quantitative and qualitative methods for understanding the fundraising process and designing more effective fundraising projects. This is an essential course text for any athletic or sport fundraising course, and an invaluable reference for all professional fundraisers working in sport or education.

Activism and the Olympics

Activism and the Olympics

Dissent at the Games in Vancouver and London

  • Author: Jules Boykoff
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813572681
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
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The Olympics have developed into the world's premier sporting event. They are simultaneously a competitive exhibition and a grand display of cooperation that bring together global cultures on ski slopes, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and track ovals. Given their scale in the modern era, the Games are a useful window for better comprehending larger cultural, social, and historical processes, argues Jules Boykoff, an academic social scientist and a former Olympic athlete. In Activism and the Olympics, Boykoff provides a critical overview of the Olympic industry and its political opponents in the modern era. After presenting a brief history of Olympic activism, he turns his attention to on-the-ground activism through the lens of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here we see how anti-Olympic activists deploy a range of approaches to challenge the Olympic machine, from direct action and the seizure of public space to humor-based and online tactics. Drawing on primary evidence from myriad personal interviews with activists, journalists, civil libertarians, and Olympics organizers, Boykoff angles in on the Games from numerous vantages and viewpoints. Although modern Olympic authorities have strived—even through the Cold War era—to appear apolitical, Boykoff notes, the Games have always been the site of hotly contested political actions and competing interests. During the last thirty years, as the Olympics became an economic juggernaut, they also generated numerous reactions from groups that have sought to challenge the event’s triumphalism and pageantry. The 21st century has seen an increased level of activism across the world, from the Occupy Movement in the United States to the Arab Spring in the Middle East. What does this spike in dissent mean for Olympic activists as they prepare for future Games?

Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Author: Kathleen Armour,Doune Macdonald
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136660593
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 376
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This is the first research methods book to focus entirely on physical education and youth sport. It guides the reader through the whole research process; from the first steps to completion of a dissertation or practice-based project, and introduces key topics such as: formulating a research question qualitative approaches quantitative approaches mixed method research literature review case studies survey, interviews and focus groups data analysis writing the dissertation. Each chapter includes a full range of useful pedagogical features, including chapter summaries, practical activities, case studies, dialogues with active researchers and guidance on further reading and resources. With contributions from some of the world’s best-known researchers in the field, this book is indispensible reading for all students and professionals working in physical education, youth sport, sports coaching and related subjects.

Handbook of Research on Sport and Business

Handbook of Research on Sport and Business

  • Author: S. Söderman,H. Dolles
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1781005869
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 608
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ÔSšderman and Dolles have assembled an impressive array of researchers to address the nexus between sport and business. In their rich collection of research on sport business theory and practice Sšderman and Dolles identify research themes from governance to branding, from sport events to sport systems, and from social media to fan identity, and they specifically reflect on the application of major theoretical concepts and key research methods. The authorsÕ aim is to advance sport business research through critical reflection on topic selection, research design, data analysis and interpretation. Their unique approach encourages researchers, from novice to experienced, to embrace diverse theories and methods. The Handbook is recommended reading for those interested in advancing sport business research.Õ Ð Graham Cuskelly, Griffith University, Australia ÔThis insight-laden volume encompasses today's and tomorrow's research across the multifaceted landscape of the business side of sport -- from branding and sponsorship to media and technology, from club management to governance. It effectively encompasses both theory and practice. Scholars, students, and practitioners will find this cogent collection of international consumer and business research knowledge and perspectives both informative and useful.Õ Ð Stephen A. Greyser, Harvard Business School, US ÔThis Handbook directly responds to the rapid professional, commercial and international development of sport. With its thoughtful structure, comprehensive coverage of topics and renowned contributors it offers a thorough analysis on the management challenges in the field. It also offers very valuable insights and guidance how the business of sport can be researched by students, academics and practitioners around the world. The book is simply a must-read for anyone interested in the management aspects of sports.Õ Ð Yoshiaki Takahashi, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan This Handbook draws together top international researchers and discusses the state of the art and the future direction of research at the nexus between sport and business. It is heavily built upon choosing, applying and evaluating appropriate quantitative as well as qualitative research methods for practical advice in sport and business research. Topics covered for analysis include sports governance, regulation and performance; media and technology; club management and team structure; place, time and spectators of sporting events; and sport branding and sponsoring. The Handbook covers research examples from elite sport to the amateur level, and from different sports, from cycling to cricket, from ice hockey to motorsports, and from football to skiing. It will be read and used by academics and PhD students as well as sports practitioners looking for useful ways of expanding knowledge, conducting research or searching for insights into the challenges of managing sport.

Practical Ethics in Sport Management

Practical Ethics in Sport Management

  • Author: Angela Lumpkin,,Sharon Kay Stoll,Jennifer M. Beller
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786488476
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 268
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Leaders and managers throughout the sporting world face many ethical challenges on a daily basis. Should an athletic director chastise an unruly but influential supporter? What factors should affect an athlete's eligibility? Is competitiveness acceptable in youth sports? This text shows aspiring sports management professionals how to identify the moral issues in sports and develop principle-centered leadership practices to lead with justice, honesty, and beneficence. Among the issues addressed are the conflict between sportsmanship and gamesmanship, violence in sports, racial and gender equity, performance-enhancing drugs, academics, and commercialization. Throughout, specific examples from real-world sports situations and reflective questions encourage students to think critically.

Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation

Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Recreation

  • Author: Kris E. Berg,Richard Wayne Latin
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN: 9780781770361
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 332
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Explores a range of basic topics covered in research courses in exercise science, kinesiology, and physical education. This work provides the information and skills needed to write effective research proposals and theses; and understand how to conduct basic studies in health, physical education, exercise science, athletic training, and recreation.

Sport in the City

Sport in the City

The Role of Sport in Economic and Social Regeneration

  • Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Henry
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134544421
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 4948
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Cities now seek to attract major sporting events and activities to re-image themselves, and frequently invest in community sports development to fund economic growth and regeneration. Including a range of case-studies from global (the Sydney Olympics) to local (urban school sports), this book looks closely at how sport has been used in contemporary cities across the world, and evaluates policies, strategies and managment. Five key areas are examined: * sport and urban economic regeneration * sports events: bidding * planning and organization * Urban Sports tourism * Sport and urban community development * Urban politics and sports policy. Sport in the City therefore represents an essential resource for urban policy makers and the sports policy community. It will be invaluable reading for sports studies students and urban geographers.

The Global Economics of Sport

The Global Economics of Sport

  • Author: Chris Gratton,Dongfeng Liu,Girish Ramchandani,Darryl Wilson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136660933
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 144
  • View: 8436
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Sport has become a global business. There is no corner of the Earth that isn't reached by coverage of global sporting mega-events such as the Olympics or the World Cup, events managed by international governing bodies such as the IOC and FIFA that operate like major international businesses. Companies such as Nike now design, produce, distribute and market their products across every continent, while an increasingly important part of every country's sport market is now international in terms of its influences and opportunities. This book is the first to examine the economics of contemporary sport using the global market as the primary unit of analysis. Starting with a survey of the changing nature of the sports market over the last hundred years, the book explores the difficulties of measuring the true scale and impact of the global sports economy, employing a wealth of empirical data to define and analyze the sports market and all its sub-sectors. In doing so, the book draws on case studies from the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. This book is essential reading for any student or professional with an interest in the economics of sport.

Value co-creation in sport management

Value co-creation in sport management

  • Author: Herbert Woratschek,Chris Horbel,Bastian Popp
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317427106
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 120
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This book offers new insights into value co-creation in the context of sport management. Based on recent developments in academia (e.g. service-dominant logic) and empirical evidence, it highlights the significance of customers and other firms and organisations (service networks) for the creation of high quality products and services. Five articles shed more light on various aspects of value co-creation including a sport value framework, customer-to-customer value co-creation platforms, fan consumption communities, value co-destruction, and coopetition strategies. They also broaden our understanding of the processes that lead to joint value creation by different parties. In addition, the authors present insights that can be helpful in practice, and describe guidelines and strategies that are in line with the concept of value co-creation. In so doing, this book helps to develop better theories, and to provide guidance for sport managers for the design of value creation as a collaborative relational and dynamic process between multiple actors. This book was published as a special issue of European Sport Management Quarterly.

Teaching Character Through Sport

Teaching Character Through Sport

Developing a Positive Coaching Legacy

  • Author: Bruce Eamon Brown
  • Publisher: Coaches Choice Books
  • ISBN: 9781585187294
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 140
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Teaching Character Through Sport: Developing a PositiveCoaching Legacy demonstrates how a positive coachinglegacy can transcend scores on a bronze plaque as a coachinfluences and helps to mold the life-long character ofthe athletes they work with. Noted author and speakerBruce Brown examines the key issues is creating a lastinglegacy, including; how to make a difference, commontraits among successful coaches, beliefs about characterand sport, action statements about teaching characterthrough sport, redefining the term "athlete", teachingspecific values, practicing sportsmanship, the qualitiesof great teams, team building through positiveconditioning, the role of parents in athletics and much,much more. As easy and enjoyable to read as it is thought-provoking. A must for coaches of any level and sport.

Comparative Sport Development

Comparative Sport Development

Systems, Participation and Public Policy

  • Author: Kirstin Hallmann,Karen Petry
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461489059
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 355
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The aim of this book is to provide an overview of perspectives and approaches to sports development focusing on sport systems, sport participation and public policy towards sports. It includes twelve European countries covering all regions of Europe and eleven countries from around the globe. The objective is to present an overview of the diversity of approaches taken to sport development, focusing on the different sport systems and how sport is financed, the underlying applications of sport policy and how it is reflected in sport participation. This book takes a comparative approach which is reflected in each chapter following a similar structure. The diversity of sports systems in Europe and other continents and their (historical) context is shown. Thereby a range of policy approaches underpinning sport development around the world are presented, making it of interest to both academics and policy-makers concerned with sports economics and policy.

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

  • Author: Brett Smith,Andrew C. Sparkes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317646908
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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The last two decades have witnessed a proliferation of qualitative research in sport and exercise. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an in-depth survey of established and emerging qualitative methods, from conceptual first principles to practice and process. Written and edited by a team of world-leading researchers, and some of the best emerging talents, the book introduces a range of research traditions within which qualitative researchers work. It explores the different methods used to collect and analyse data, offering rationales for why each method might be chosen and guidance on how to employ each technique successfully. It also introduces important contemporary debates and goes further than any other book in exploring new methods, concepts, and future directions, such as sensory research, digital research, visual methods, and how qualitative research can generate impact. Cutting-edge, timely and comprehensive, the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is an essential reference for any student or scholar using qualitative methods in sport and exercise-related research.

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

  • Author: Tony Blackshaw
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136495592
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 632
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This landmark publication brings together some of the most perceptive commentators of the present moment to explore core ideas and cutting edge developments in the field of Leisure Studies. It offers important new insights into the dynamics of the transformation of leisure in contemporary societies, tracing the emergent issues at stake in the discipline and examining Leisure Studies’ fundamental connections with cognate disciplines such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Sport Studies and Tourism. This book contains original work from key scholars across the globe, including those working outside the Leisure Studies mainstream. It showcases the state of the art of contemporary Leisure Studies, covering key topics and key thinkers from the psychology of leisure to leisure policy, from Bourdieu to Baudrillard, and suggests that leisure in the 21st century should be understood as centring on a new ‘Big Seven’ (holidays, drink, drugs, sex, gambling, TV and shopping). No other book has gone as far in redefining the identity of the discipline of Leisure Studies, or in suggesting how the substantive ideas of Leisure Studies need to be rethought. The Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies should therefore be the intellectual guide of first choice for all scholars, academics, researchers and students working in this subject area.

Ethnicity and Race in Association Football

Ethnicity and Race in Association Football

Case Study analyses in Europe, Africa and the USA

  • Author: David Hassan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351567705
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: N.A
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The relationship between association football, race and ethnicity has received increasing levels of attention from academics and commentators throughout the world over recent years. As their national professional leagues reflect the multicultural nature of most global developed societies so the focus of sports scholars and others have been drawn to this field of enquiry and this has produced some impressive works. These have included rich examinations of such issues at the level of the nation-state and the aim of this collection is to considerably enhance this dedicated strand of academic research. Drawing upon case studies from Europe, Africa and the USA, this book offers readers an exceptional level of coverage as it scrutinises issues of race and ethnicity in a number of novel settings worldwide. It also brings together many of the leading researchers in this field and thereby offers the reader a single, dedicated reference point for much of the contemporary research work taking place throughout the world at this time.This bookw as published a sa special issue of Soccer and Society.

Routledge Handbook of Sport Management

Routledge Handbook of Sport Management

  • Author: Leigh Robinson,Packianathan Chelladurai,Guillaume Bodet,Paul Downward
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136660860
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 496
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The Routledge Handbook of Sport Management is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to theory and practice in sport management ever published. It provides students and scholars with a broad ranging survey of current thinking in contemporary sport management, exploring best practice in core functional areas and identifying important future directions for new research. Key topics covered in the book include: managing performance marketing human resource management the economics and finance of sport strategy managing change governance of sports organizations customer relations branding and retail. With contributions from leading scholars and professionals from around the world, the book illustrates the global nature of contemporary sport business and highlights the opportunities and challenges for managers operating in an international market place. Representing a definitive survey of contemporary issues in sport management, this is an essential reference for all students, scholars and practitioners working in sport.

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Author: John Storey
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415772044
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 529
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Combining up-to-date research, innovative content and practical perspectives, this book is the benchmark by which all other strategic HRM reference works should be measured. Leading figures from around the globe survey the current state of the discipline, while also introducing and exploring new, cutting edge themes in order to offer a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. Section introductions and integrative critiques pull together the separate themes to provide cross-comparisons between chapters to create a cohesive and well-structured volume. Unlike other texts in this area, The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management incorporates contributions from leading management and business writers in areas adjacent to human resource management, including strategy, innovation and organizational learning. These add fresh and challenging insights into HRM themes from key mainstream business and management thinking. The field of strategic HRM is thus enriched and extended by this volume. Focusing on the interplay between theory and practice, this book is an essential resource for researchers and students studying human resource management and strategy.

Sport, Peace, and Development

Sport, Peace, and Development

  • Author: Keith Gilbert,Will Bennett
  • Publisher: Common Ground Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781612290867
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 510
  • View: 3932
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HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources

HR from the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources

  • Author: David Ulrich,Jon Younger,Wayne Brockbank,Mike Ulrich
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071802673
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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“This definitive work on HR competencies provides ideas and tools that help HR professionals develop their career and make their organization effective.” —Edward E. Lawler III, Professor, University of Southern California “This book is a crucial blueprint of what it takes to succeed. A must have for every HR professional.” —Lynda Gratton, Professor, London Business School “One single concept changed the HR world forever: ‘HR business partner’. Through consistent cycles of research and practical application, Dave and his team have produced and update the most comprehensive set of HR competencies ever.” —Horacio Quiros, President, World Federation of People Management Associations "Packed with facts, evidence, and prescriptive advice. It is about being a business leader first, and an HR professional second.” —Randy MacDonald, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, IBM Corporation "The concepts and competencies presented in this book provide HR leaders with new insights." —Gina Qiao, Senior Vice President, HR Lenovo “Powerful, relevant and timely! Defines "new HR" in a pragmatic way. This book is a must for leaders and HR folks who seek to create sustainable competitive advantage.” —Satish Pradhan, Chief, Group Human Resources, Tata Sons Limited “You can’t argue with the data! This book is a definitive and practical guide to learning the HR competencies for success.” —John Lynch, Senior Vice President, HR, General Electric “A must read for any HR executive. This research-based competency model is particularly compelling because it is informed by the perspective of non-HR executives and stakeholders.” —Sue Meisinger, Distinguished speaker and author, former CEO of SHRM "Read this book for a unique long-term perspective on where HR competencies have brought us and must take us in future." —John Boudreau, Professor, University of Southern California and Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: World Economic Forum
  • ISBN: 9295044282
  • Category: Sex discrimination
  • Page: 196
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"The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparions across regions and income groups, over time"-- Page 3.