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Sports Management

This guide provides resources for sports management research

Evaluating Online Sources

Practice Evaluating Sources

The NFL and Social Media

Each of these resources have to do with the National Football League (NFL) and social media. Click the link below to evaluate the source. 

Source A: Browns' Thornhill pushing positive thinking: Safety using social media to promote winning attitudes

Source B: #raidernation

Source C: Professional Athletes' Social Media Use and Player Performance: Evidence From the National Football League 


You will be asked to sort the sources in 3 different ways. 

  1. Place the resource on the information timeline
  2. Sort them from most to least credible
  3. Sort them from most to least suitable based on the research question: How does social media interaction of NFL players enhance their personal brand? 

Sort the Sources: Information Timeline

First, place each resource in the information timeline.