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Sport Industry Research and Analysis

An Approach to Informed Decision Making, 1st Edition

By Jacquelyn Cuneen, David Tobar

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262 pages

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Description

Sport Industry Research & Analysis offers a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to the study of research design and statistical analysis in the sport enterprise. Each chapter outlines real-world instances in which research and statistics contribute to bottom-line decisions. The book includes clear, progressive instructions, using spreadsheets for statistical computations and analyses. The explanations for the calculations and analyses are presented in the context of sport industry scenarios with sample data. Additional scenarios with sample data provide hands-on practice with each statistical test.

"In Practice" contributions from sport industry professionals demonstrate how these practitioners use research and statistical analysis in their everyday tasks.

This book's succinct, applied approach to research design and statistical analyses provides readers with essential skills to help them understand the importance of an information-based approach to decision making in the sport enterprise.

Table of Contents

Part I - AN INFORMATION-BASED APPROACH TO FINDING ANSWERS

Chapter 1 Why Do I Need to Know About Research and Analysis and What Do They Have to Do with My Career in Sport Management?

Chapter 2 Reading and Understanding Existing Research and Analytics

Part II - INFORMATION PROCESSES: COLLECTING DATA

Chapter 3 When Information Is Necessary: Approaches to Information Gathering

Chapter 4 Descriptive Research Design and Method

Chapter 5 Historical and Philosophical Research Method and Design

Chapter 6 Qualitative Inquiry or Naturalistic Inquiry

Chapter 7 Delphi Study

Chapter 8 Experimental Design: Testing the Effects of a Variable

Chapter 9 Case Studies: Examining a Solitary Issue in Detail

Chapter 10 Feasibility and Profitability Studies: Determining the Possible

Chapter 11 Grants and Contracts: Funded Investigations

Part III - USING ANALYTICS TO INTERPRET INFORMATION

Chapter 12 Introduction to the Analytics Scenario and the Data Analysis Software

Chapter 13 Issues in Analyzing Data

Chapter 14 Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 15 Correlation

Chapter 16 Regression

Chapter 17 t Tests Chapter 18 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Chapter 19 Chi-square Tests

Chapter 20 Protecting Participants and Research Data

About the Authors

Jacquelyn Cuneen is a Professor of Sport Management at Bowling Green State University, US, where she teaches sport and event promotion and supervises sport management field experience students. Her research foci are sport-related advertising and professional preparation of sport managers. She has authored or co-authored more than 50 scholarly and professional articles for numerous journals. She has served in various elected and appointed offices for NASSM, the Sport Marketing Association, and the Ohio Association for HPERD.

David A. Tobar is an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University, US. His research interests include personality and well-being in athletes, exercisers, and sport fans. In addition, he is the Co-Director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Laboratory.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO068000
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects