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Author Blankenship, Diane.

Title Applied research and evaluation methods in recreation / Diane C. Blankenship.

Imprint Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  790.072 B611a 2010    ---  Available
Description ix, 189 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 183) and index.
Contents Investigative overview -- The research and evaluation process -- The research problem -- Review of literature -- Variables and hypotheses in study designs -- Ethics in research -- Sampling -- Instrumentation -- Data collection tools -- Internal validity -- Data analysis -- The research report -- Glossary.
Summary "Applied Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation is the only text that integrates research, evaluation, and basic statistical analysis and links these concepts directly to the recreation field. Using a logical format and accessible language, the book provides students with the foundational knowledge they need in order to move through the research process. They'll explore the various types of research commonly used in the field (including qualitative, quantitative, and action research) and then learn about the steps involved in designing a project, from developing the research problem, reviewing literature, and identifying variables and hypotheses to defining the population to study, developing the instrumentation plan, and choosing the appropriate data-collection tools. Then they'll move on to evaluation concepts, including internal validity, data analysis, and reporting methods."
Subject Recreation -- Research.
Recreation -- Evaluation.
ISBN 9780736077194 (hardcover)
0736077197 (hardcover)
Standard No. AU@ 000044493090
NZ1 13209917
NLGGC 322302226

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