College Sports Attendance & Gender – Update 2

So I decided to add a little more to the project than I had originally planned. Considering the website I was using to collect data had data all the way back from 2009, I thought seeing how differences were playing out over time would be interesting to see. I also decided to reevaluate the ratio I was using earlier. The way I was calculating ratios made comparisons between schools effective. However, the t-tests I was running were focusing on the differences between the men’s and women’s ratio. Programs that were large had a big difference between the ratios that implied that one program would be way more popular than the other, when actually the difference was fairly small relative to the attendance size. I decided for each school to divide the women’s ratio by the men’s ratio; value below one shows that the program attendance favors the men’s team; values above one favor the women’s team.

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Post #1: Foundational Research on Advertising, Collection of Resources, and Changing Direction of Project/Project Title

Hello everyone!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was only able to begin my research this month. I have currently completed about 20 hours of research, but I am sticking to my plan and I will hopefully have my literature review completed around the first week of August.

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Differences in Viewership of Men’s and Women’s College Sports

My research question is: Is there evidence to suggest that there exists gender discrimination from consumers in the market for college sports? I plan to examine differences in attendance of comparable men’s and women’s college sports to see what factors can explain the gap and whether they are the responsibility.

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The Effect of Brand Loyalty through Advertising of Luxury Goods on Demand Elasticity and Sales of Products Sold

The market for luxury goods is a rapidly expanding sector of the economy. Sales of goods from the top 100 luxury companies contributing an average of over $2.1 billion USD to the global economy annually. The prices for luxury brand prices are known to be inelastic, with expensive price tags for goods sold contributing to a neutral or positive impact on the brand’s image. Quality of production and prestige help to keep luxury goods popular among a limited consumer-base that can afford the exorbitant costs of purchase, yet this doesn’t explain why sales continue to accelerate in brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, and Supreme. How do such luxury companies continue to grow their sales?

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