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Introducing Imre Lakatos' research programs in sport management

Title in English Global Sport Management Contemporary issues and inquiries


Year of publication 2017
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Description The chapter No 13 in the book is devoted to the nature and identity of sport management as a scientific discipline. Based on content analysis of the studies and articles related to the body of the knowledge , research focus and methodologies in sport management, the scientific status of sport management should be further underpinned by the utilization of the one out the most representative attempts of the validation of the scientific knowledge – Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes as introduced by Imre Lakatos (1978) and the author is discussing its appropriateness in the light of the context of the sport management.The appropriateness of the suggested methodology for the collocation of the research in sport management can be justified by the following arguments: - sport management community can easily reach the agreement of what could be the hard cores for the research programmes (the author suggests to consider as the starting point Chalip's Sport focus research agendas ( 2006); - methodology respects the initial conditions that specify particular observation which is of a crucial importance in sport context; - modification of the protective belt offers the space for the development of the variety of the theories and methodologies that would be suitable for the research in sport management

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