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Paid to play: Should college athletes be paid to play sports?

Paid to play: Should college athletes be paid to play sports?

iModerate Author

Jan 12, 2015

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It’s a new era in college football. The start of 2015 was marked by a historic game, the College Football Playoff National Championship, coupled with an announcement that the NCAA will pay for families of players to attend the event. But while change is in the air in college football, and in all of college sports, gridlock remains on the big question of paying student athletes.

To shake things up, we used our new (iM)merge Analytics solution to root through some open end responses to this one simple question to see what we could uncover. The results are surprising. Not only in people’s assumptions around scholarships and how “proper payment” is defined, but in how much nuance and insight can be picked up from just a single question.

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iModerate Author

The results we received from the iModerate one-on-one, in-depth conversations were much more enlightening than what we typically garner from open-ended verbatim responses. The live moderator offers us the ability and flexibility to probe deeper on certain points, enabling us to get stronger, less vague information. That unique capability has proved extremely valuable to us, and has made this IM-based platform an integral part of our research toolbox.

Colleen Hepner, VP, C&R Research