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
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
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (seminar degree)
mode of delivery