Critical Conversations About Qualitative Research in Sport Management

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The following article is an edited transcript of, “Critical Conversations About Qualitative Research in Sport Management” from the 2017 North American Society of Sport Management conference in Denver, CO, from May 30 to June 3. This 60-min roundtable session included a group of scholars with keen interest and background experiences in qualitative inquiry. They responded to questions about the state of qualitative research in the field, influential qualitative work both within and outside the field, and future considerations for research in the field. The purpose of this article is to synthesize the discussions from this roundtable session and our collective responses in the spirit of continuing to question how we use qualitative research in sport management. In this regard, we ended this article with each of the panelists, including the moderator, offering some postscript reflections.

Singer is with the Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Shaw is with the University of Otago, North Dunedin, New Zealand. Hoeber is with the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Walker is with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. Agyemang is with the Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Rich is with the Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Address author correspondence to John N. Singer at singerjn@tamu.edu.
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