Research Methods, 3rd ed.
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