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Applied Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation by Diane Blankenship

By Diane Blankenship

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The statistical analysis used in the study provides the information needed to formulate conclusions; this information is also reported as the results of the study. The results are generally reported as a summary of the statistical analysis. In other words, the numbers tell the story. In quantitative studies, the focus is on predetermined variables and is very narrow; in addition, this method relies solely on numeric data and statistical analysis to yield the results of the study. Quantitative studies are very useful when the researcher wants to measure specific variables within a program, an experience, or some element of the operations of the agency.

A process is used to code the information; the data are broken down into different pieces and then put back together in a different way to come to conclusions. For the study of the swimming lessons, the researcher chooses 10 parents and 10 children from the beginning lessons to interview about The Research and Evaluation Process ■ 21 Professional Perspectives ◾◾ The real world of parks and recreation As a recreation therapist at a training center for people with mental retardation, I used the scientific method of inquiry on a daily basis.

This criterion is straightforward but very important in order to ensure that the resources of the agency are used properly in research and evaluation. To ensure that a problem can be researched, you first need to determine that there is information that can be gathered in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Second, you must verify that you can gain access to the information that is needed to answer the question. If you can do both, then the problem is researchable; if not, then you need to identify another problem that does meet this criteria.

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