Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Sports Management Research

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will analyse the key journals in sport management. They will become familiar with the most important authors, methods and approaches in modern sport management research.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The hierarchy of key research questions, research objectives and research topics / primary and secondary data / audience research / fan culture / good governance / corruption / fair play and other ethical considerations / gender in sport / the influence of technology in sport.

recommended or required reading

Byrne, D. (2002). Interpreting Quantitative Data. London: Sage.
Edwards A., Skinner J. (2009): Qualitative Research in Sport Management, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
Getz D, (2012): Event Studies: Theory, Research and Policy for Planned Events. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann
Maguire, J. (2014). Social Sciences in Sport. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kintetics.
Saunders, M., Lewis P. and Thornhill A. (2009) Research Methods for Business Students. 5th, Ed., Harlow: Pearson Education
Vaus, D. de (2002). Analyzing Social Science Data. 50 Key Problems in Data Analysis. London: Sage.

assessment methods and criteria

written examination (seminar paper)

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Torsten Wojciechowski, MA

year of study

2. year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (seminar degree)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable