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Abstract Review Criteria

Empirical

Work that uses research to test or build sport management theory and concepts, or reports data collected in the context of consultation to a sport organization.

  1. Relevance/significance of the topic to sport management
  2. Review of relevant literature
  3. Clarity of purpose/objectives of the study/timeliness
  4. Appropriate methodology and data analysis
  5. Discussion/implications/applications 
  6. Contribution to the body of knowledge

Conceptual

Work that presents new conceptual frameworks or expands existing ones, and which typically does not collect new data.

  1. Relevance/significance of the topic to sport management
  2. Review of relevant literature
  3. Clarity of purpose/objectives/timeliness
  4. Quality of theoretical/conceptual framework
  5. Discussion/implications/future directions 
  6. Contribution to the body of knowledge

Teaching

These presentations focus on classroom methods or innovations.  The purpose of these presentations is to acquaint sport management faculty with new methods or procedures that have proven useful in the classroom.

  1. Relevance/significance of the topic to sport management instructors
  2. Review of relevant literature
  3. Clarity of purpose/objectives of the presentation
  4. Potential for impact on teaching quality
  5. Originality of teaching innovations suggested
  6. Contribution to the body of knowledge

Methodology

Methodology presentations focus on new methods or innovative applications of established methods for sport management research.  These may be illustrated with empirical examples, but the empirical component in this case should be intended to illustrate the method.

  1. Relevance/significance of the topic to sport management
  2. Review of relevant literature
  3. Clarity of purpose/objectives of the presentation
  4. Potential for impact on sport management research
  5. Originality in sport management of suggestions in presentation 
  6. Contribution to the body of knowledge