Research conducted by ASA examines sport from multiple angles.
The projects undertaken by ASA are part of both pure and applied research.
The dedicated ASA research team has gained an international reputation for producing and publishing high quality academic work. We also have an extensive international network that allows us to call on experts and academics from other fields when needed.
ASA core research areas:
- Labour market and mobility of players
- Support, stadiums and violence
- Sport, gender and social standing
- Doping and sports performance
- Manipulation of sports competitions / Sports integrity
ASA research encompasses the following activities:
ASA publishes various articles, collections and books, most of which are available for purchase on the ASA website.
ASA holds regular symposiums, workshops and round-tables on topical themes. These events bring together distinguished guests, experts, ASA researchers and other various stakeholders.
- Documentation Centre
ASA has an in-house documentation centre that is open to the public. Resources are focused on the fields of sports industry. The centre is staffed to provide personalised help with documentary research.
- ASA Scholarship
The scholarship aims at promoting sports-related scientific research from researchers holding a university degree or equivalent. Each year, a ASA selection committee, specialised in research, evaluates proposals and grants the scholarships.
- ASA Observatory
As a research team, the ASA Observatory brings together experts in the statistical analysis of all areas of sport. Since its creation, it has rapidly established itself as one of the leading providers of sports questionnaires, athlete and player surveys, data mining, business intelligence reports and research publications. The ASA Observatory regularly undertakes research activities and develops joint projects with a wide array of stakeholders in the international sports industry.