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Applied research and evaluation methods in recreation

Author: Diane Blankenship
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Blankenship
ISBN: 9780736077194 0736077197 9781450417686 145041768X
OCLC Number: 701605153
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 189 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents13; --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1 Investigative Overview --
Foundational Knowledge for Researchers --
Benefits of Conducting Research and Evaluation --
CAPRA Issues Related to Research and Evaluation --
Benefits of Research and Evaluation for the Professional --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
2 The Research and Evaluation Process --
Elements of the Scientific Method of Inquiry --
Elements of the Evaluation Research Process --
Comparing the Scientific Method of Inquiry and Evaluation Research --
Steps of the Research Process --
Quantitative and Qualitative Study Designs --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
3 The Research Problem --
Defining the Research Problem --
Purpose of the Study --
Research Questions --
Quantitative Research Designs --
Qualitative Research Designs --
Action Research --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
4 Review of Literature --
What Is a Review of Literature? --
Why Conduct a Review of Literature? --
How to Find Literature --
Synthesizing the Literature --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
5 Variables and Hypotheses in Study Designs --
Relationships --
Variables --
Hypotheses --
Measurement Scales --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
6 Ethics in Research13; --
Protection From Harm --
Confidentiality --
Parental Permission --
Avoiding Deception --
Using All Data --
Avoiding Coercion --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
7 Sampling --
Defining the Population --
Sampling Techniques --
Sampling Issues --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
8 Instrumentation --
Selecting a Leader --
Defining the Population --
Making an Instrumentation Plan --
Kinds of Data --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
9 Data Collection Tools --
Types of Instruments --
Instrument Selection --
Instrument Considerations --
Validity of the Instrument --
Reliability of the Instrument --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
10 Internal Validity --
Review of Validity --
10 Threats to Internal Validity --
Validity in Qualitative Designs --
Reliability --
Relationship Between Validity and Reliability --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
11 Data Analysis --
Descriptive Statistics --
Range --
Standard Deviation --
Pearson Product-Moment Coefficient --
Additional Statistical Analysis --
Qualitative Data Analysis --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
12 The Research Report13; --
Executive Summary --
Purpose of the Study --
Background --
Methods --
Results --
Recommendations --
Conclusion --
Learning Aids --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
index --
about the author.
Responsibility: Diane C. Blankenship.

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