Research Methods, 3rd ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-719-8

Author(s): Carol Cutler Riddick , Ruth V. Russell

Copyright year: 2014

Edition: 3rd

Other Formats: Print

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Organized in a step-by-step format, Research Methods: How to Conduct Research in Recreation, Parks, Sport and Tourism (3rd ed.) thoroughly reviews the fundamentals of research methods, allowing the reader to develop the skills needed to carry out a small-scale research investigation.

This third edition introduces a number of new features within each chapter, including self-tests, questions designed to jump-start one’s own research, and practice and web-related exercises.

Likewise, the revised instructor’s manual includes new chapter figures plus a study guide review cast in a Jeopardy-style game format.

Part I: Overview


Part II: Getting Started

Step 1: Decide on Topic

Step 2: Review Literature

Step 3: Identify Theoretical Roots

Step 4: Determine Scope

Step 5: Explain Significance


Part III: Develop a Plan

Step 6: Select Sample

Step 7: Choose Design

Step 8: Consider Measurement

Step 9: Specify Data Collection Methods

Step 10: Address Ethical Responsibilities

Step 11: Seek Proposal Approval


Part IV: Implementation

Step 12: Conduct Pilot Test

Step 13: Prepare for Data Collection

Step 14A: Analyze Quantitative Data

Step 14B: Analyze Qualitative Data


Part V: Reporting the Research

Step 15: Create Visual Aids

Step 16: Write Report

Step 17: Deliver a Presentation


Part VI: Mise-en-Scène




Appendix 1: Selected Refereed Journals

Appendix 2: References for Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed-Method Approaches and Research Methods

Appendix 3: Secondary Sources for Instruments

Appendix 4: Supplemental Readings on Data Collection Tools

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