Education

Research Methods for Sports Studies

Author: Chris Gratton,Ian Jones

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415493927

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 3495

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.
Education

Sports Fundraising

Dynamic Methods for Schools, Universities and Youth Sport Organizations

Author: David J. Kelley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415507197

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6331

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.
Social Science

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

View: 1031

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?
Education

Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport

Author: Kathleen Armour,Doune Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660593

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 5467

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.
Sports & Recreation

Handbook of Research on Sport and Business

Author: S. Söderman,H. Dolles

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781005869

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 608

View: 6231

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.
Sports & Recreation

Practical Ethics in Sport Management

Author: Angela Lumpkin,,Sharon Kay Stoll,Jennifer M. Beller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786488476

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

View: 6483

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.
Medical

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

View: 3631

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.
Social Science

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: 9126

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.
Sports & Recreation

The Global Economics of Sport

Author: Chris Gratton,Dongfeng Liu,Girish Ramchandani,Darryl Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 8879

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.
Sports & Recreation

Value co-creation in sport management

Author: Herbert Woratschek,Chris Horbel,Bastian Popp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317427106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 9642

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.
Sports & Recreation

Teaching Character Through Sport

Developing a Positive Coaching Legacy

Author: Bruce Eamon Brown

Publisher: Coaches Choice Books

ISBN: 9781585187294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 140

View: 4284

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.
Political Science

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

View: 9794

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.
Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

Author: Brett Smith,Andrew C. Sparkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646908

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 2708

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.
Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

Author: Tony Blackshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136495584

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 9654

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.
Sports & Recreation

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

View: 2753

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.
Business & Economics

Routledge Handbook of Sport Management

Author: Leigh Robinson,Packianathan Chelladurai,Guillaume Bodet,Paul Downward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136660860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 1372

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.
Business & Economics

The Routledge Companion to Strategic Human Resource Management

Author: John Storey

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415772044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

View: 3435

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.
Political Science

Sport, Peace, and Development

Author: Keith Gilbert,Will Bennett

Publisher: Common Ground Publishing

ISBN: 9781612290867

Category: Political Science

Page: 510

View: 446

Business & Economics

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

View: 7299

“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
Sex discrimination

The Global Gender Gap Report 2009

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Economic Forum

ISBN: 9295044282

Category: Sex discrimination

Page: 196

View: 8631

"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.