Researching Leisure, Sport and Tourism: The Essential Guide

Researching Leisure, Sport and Tourism: The Essential Guide

by Jonathan A Long



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761944539
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/15/2007
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)

About the Author

Initially trained as a geographer, Jonathan has now been researching in the field of leisure studies for 30 years. Prior to joining Leeds Metropolitan University, he was Research Director at the Tourism and Recreation Research Unit and the Centre for Leisure Research in Edinburgh. His experience embraces all stages of the research process from design to dissemination and his research utilises both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. He has extensive experience of managing external contracts having now directed or jointly directed some fifty projects. In the past he has also chaired the management committee of Theatre Workshop (Edinburgh) and been on the marketing and promotion working group for Jazz Platform. Jonathan was also a founding member of the Editorial Board of the journal, Leisure Studies, and has been its Book Reviews Editor and Managing Editor. He is an Academician of the Academy for Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and a member of the Accreditation Panel for the Racial Equality Standard for Professional Football Clubs.

Table of Contents

Wanting to Know
Ways of Knowing, Ways of Seeing
Finding What is Already There - and Putting It to Use
Subjects, Respondents, Participants and Collaborators
Social Surveys
Setting Questions
Interviewing - Openness with a Sense of Purpose
Observation Techniques - Using Your Eyes and Ears
Interpreting Texts
Evaluation Techniques
Analysing Quantitative Data
Analysing Qualitative Data
Data Display
The Responsibilities of the Researcher
Ways of Seeing, Ways of Thinking
Ways of Writing and Communicating

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