Should college athletes be compensated?
Study Purpose: · Should be more than 500 words; include at least 4 peer-reviewed studies · Your writing should answer, but not limited to, the questions as following: – What’s the rationale of your study? – Why are you, as a sport management scholar, interested in the topic? – What are previous studies regarding your topic? And what did they find? Do you agree with them? If not, why? – Why do you think your topic is important for sport management? Research Questions/Hypotheses: · – My research topic is “Should college athletes be compensated?” The reason I chose this research topic is because I believe it has been such a huge topic amongst college athletics for years. I believe there are many valid reasons why college athletes should be compensated therefore I want to prove why in this research paper. Research questions: Why should student athletes be compensated when they already receive a scholarship? How much revenue do star athletes generate to their university? Does compensating college athletes limit the idea of corruption throughout college athletics? My hypothesis is “College athletes should be compensated due to their driven work ethic, generation of revenue to universities, and to limit corruption.” · No word count. Research Design: Secondary data research · Explain why you select that way; the design you choose should be matched with your goal. · No word count. Data Collection Plan: · Tools (anything you think relevant, such as a list of questions, a list of data source, historical artifacts, etc.) · Where / When / Whom / Procedures? (Be specific as possible as you can; details matter!) · How would you recruit them? Where? When? If secondary data, how would you find the source? Where would you find the source? Your source should be very specific. · Make sure your data collection plan should be matched with the design chosen. · No word count. Results Expectations: · What’s your expected results? · What practical implications do you want to suggest? · How would your expected results be important for the field? · Should be more than 200 words. References · At least 8 peer-reviewed studies; no news article; no webpage source · Author name, publication year, journal name, volume, issue (if available), pages The primary purpose of this assignment is to learn how to prepare for a research project. You do not include every component of research in your paper. Instead, it would be best if you consisted of study purpose, brief literature review, research questions or hypotheses, and data collection plan in your paper. You should make your proposal that every scholar can understand and execute with adequate resources. For this goal, you also need to deliver essential components of your paper verbally. For the points, you are required to 1. find specific topics you want to study, 2. review peer-reviewed publications relevant with the topic chosen, 3. generate research questions / hypotheses based on the literature review, 4. design a way to test the research questions / hypotheses, 5. plan for data collection, 6. expect the results, and 7. suggest practical implications for the sport industry. The rubrics will help you write the paper. You should have a title for your research and cite at least eight references throughout the paper (for more information, see Proposal Paper Format). Your paper should start with a cover page. You must adopt Times New Roman for font and 12 for font size with 1.5 line spacing and one-inch margin. Include the page number on each page, excluding the cover page. Your paper should be on an MS Word file. The paper is due 12/2 (Wed) at 11:59 PM. Not following any of these requirements will result in zero points for paper. Rubrics Contents No deduction – 5 – 10 – 15 – 30 Must Study Purpose (30 pts) The purpose of the study is well written so that a reviewer easily understands and agrees with the necessity of the study. The purpose of the study is written such that a reviewer can understand it. The study’s purpose is written but not well enough to convince a reviewer. The purpose of the study is written in such a way that a reviewer does not understand it. The purpose of the study is not written. · Of eight references in your paper, at least four peer-reviewed studies should be here to deliver the necessity of the study. · More than 500 words Research Question (30 pts) Research question(s) or hypotheses are generated so as to be testable. Research questions or hypotheses might be testable. Research questions or hypotheses are not testable. Research questions or hypotheses is written in a wrong way. Research questions or hypotheses is not written. · Provide the rationale of your questions or hypotheses. Design (30 pts) The rationale for why you adopt a certain approach is written so that a reviewer easily agrees with it. The rationale for why you adopt a certain approach is written so that a reviewer is able to understand it. The rationale for why you adopt a certain approach is written but fails to convince a reviewer. The rationale for why you adopt a certain approach is written such that a reviewer cannot understand it. The rationale for why you adopt a certain approach is not written. · Choose one or two methods among what we learned over the semester. · Provide why your chosen method(s) deem appropriate for your study. Data Collection Plan (30 pts) Data collection plan is described well so that a reviewer has a vivid picture of the process. Data collection plan is described well so that a reviewer understands the process. Data collection plan is described but leaves out several information points. Data collection plan is described such that a reviewer cannot follow yours. Data collection is not described. · Provide every detail as specific as possible. · Where, How, What, Who, Why · For example, if you decide survey for your research design, you need to provide a list of questions and corresponding scale, where you collect data, who you collect data, how you manage the data collection (your role), and so on.