The aim of the course is to provide PhD students with a more in depth knowledge on research methods and publication strategies in sport psychology. A variety of different quantitative (e.g., eye tracking, measuring implicit variables, online assessments) and qualitative methods will be discussed. Further, students will gain practical experience on how to prepare manuscripts for publication, will learn about what editors are looking for in the manuscript submission process and learn about research dissemination via social media. Students will also have the opportunity to network with international students and experts in the applied and scientific field of sport psychology. Finally, the chance to present and discuss their own work with the experts is given. Overall, the course will enable communication, networking and cooperation among the students and the experts.



  1. Lectures on research methods used in sport psychology
  2. Student presentations of their PhD projects
  3. Opportunity for individual supervision with the invited experts
  4. Workshop on publication strategies and how to prepare a manuscript for submission
  5. A session about careers in academia
  6. A session about research dissemination via social media
  7. Social program including sightseeing, physical activity and an evening in a pub




24th until 28th of September 2018 (Monday until Friday)


The course will take place at

Villa Tillmanns
Research Academy Leipzig
Wächterstr. 30
04107 Leipzig


Anne-Marie Elbe, Nadja Walter and Franziska Lautenbach
Faculty of Sport Science, Institute for Sport Psychology and Sport Pedagogy


Please register via this Link: Online-Registration
The deadline for registration is June 15, 2018.
Students will be informed of their acceptance by June 30, 2018.


4 ECTS. Students willing to present their PhD project during the course (30 min. presentation) may be awarded with one additional ECTS point (=5 ECTS points total).

Course fee

The course fee of 130,- Euros includes the scientific program, coffee breaks, four dinners, and the social program. Each student must pay and arrange their own travel to the course as well as find accommodation.

Accommodation information




Additional information

Fees need to be transferred by July 16, 2018.
This PhD course is supported by Leipzig University and Research Academy Leipzig.


Prof. Dr. Anne-Marie Elbe
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

Office: Building 7 / Room 110
(Entrance: Marschnerstr. 29a)

Phone: +49 (0) 341 97-31633
Fax: +49 (0) 341 97-31639
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Anke Bresler
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

Office: Building 7 / Room 112
(Entrance: Marschnerstr. 29a)

Phone: +49 (0) 341 97-31630
Fax: +49 (0) 341 97-31639


Supported by
Research Academy Leipzig


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