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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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Our research work with iModerate over the past several years has developed into a true partnership. Their unique fusion of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in a single study has offered new insights into key topics and markets of interest for our organization, which in turn, we are able to quickly turn into action steps. They are flexible, responsive, and extremely engaged in the entire project process, from conception and design to final data processing and delivery. They have even gone above and beyond by volunteering their time, resources, and expertise to assist with a special target market project on women. iModerate has their finger on the pulse of the research industry and consistently provides creative suggestions and solutions to enhance our current work. This ultimately allows us to provide our leadership with the strategic insights and opportunities that helps us to advance the common good.

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