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Researching leisure, sport, and tourism : the essential guide

Author: Jonathan Long
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive and informative book written especially for new and inexperienced researchers in the fields of leisure, sport and tourism, both full-time students and people in employment having to conduct their own research or make use of other people's research.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Long, Jonathan (Jonathan A.).
Researching leisure, sport, and tourism.
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2007
(OCoLC)608451772
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Long
ISBN: 9780761944546 0761944540 9780761944539 0761944532
OCLC Number: 82671934
Description: xi, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Other Titles: the essential guide
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