Applied research and evaluation methods in Recreation
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Applied research and evaluation methods in Recreation

by Diane Blankenship
     
 

ISBN-10: 0736077197

ISBN-13: 9780736077194

Pub. Date: 12/02/2009

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

This book is a core textbook for the recreation undergraduate and graduate level students. This comprehensive text encompasses evaluation, research, action research and basic statistical analysis in a unified, thorough and consistent manner while linking their classroom learning to direct field experiences which is critical for Recreation Professionals.

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This book is a core textbook for the recreation undergraduate and graduate level students. This comprehensive text encompasses evaluation, research, action research and basic statistical analysis in a unified, thorough and consistent manner while linking their classroom learning to direct field experiences which is critical for Recreation Professionals.

The book provides students through foundational knowledge of research, evaluation, concepts and statistical methods while guiding them step-by-step through the research process.

A "For the Investigator" section is included in each chapter. In this section, student investigators apply chapter content to research and evaluation exercises. In addition, students can participate in a semester long research project: a "Health and Leisure survey" that examines drug and alcohol use, recreation and fitness activities of students. Recreation scenarios and professional perspectives gives real world examples of how the process works within the profession.

Overall, this book is a user friendly text for introducing learners to research methods in recreation and sport. It demystifies many concepts in ways that will allow for discussions and application by students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736077194
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
12/02/2009
Pages:
189
Sales rank:
797,813
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Research Overview

Chapter 2 The Research and Evaluation Process

Chapter 3 The Research Problem

Chapter 4 Review of Literature

Chapter 5 Variables and Hypotheses

Chapter 6 Ethics in Research

Chapter 7 Sampling

Chapter 8 Instrumentation

Chapter 9 Data Collection Tools

Chapter 10 Internal Validity

Chapter 11 Data Analysis

Chapter 12 The Report

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