Course Description: : Empirical research methods used in leisure service delivery programs; how to chose and apply selective research methods and software packages; design, collection and analysis of information; program evaluation; reporting results; interpreting research literature. Fall & Spring, (fall web only)

The ability to understand the research literature in our field is increasingly important to any successful parks and recreation professional. Most professionals will have to contract or conduct research relating to their agency or organization. Research is basically knowing what you want to know and what data collection methods will provide the information required. As will all skills, it requires training and practice.

If this is your first time in the class, you should:
1.Read the Help page.
2.Read Getting Started.

Course Facilitator: 
Charles Hammersley,Ph.D.





Northern Arizona University, 
Parks & Recreation Mgmt. 2001.