Research Methods in Park, Recreation, and Leisure Services
Leisure science is a growing field which still relies heavily upon widely scattered sources grounded in the physical, behavioral, and social sciences. Mitra (communication, Wake Forest U.) and Lankford (recreation & leisure science, U. of Hawaii, Manoa) have put together this guide to assist leisure services researchers in establishing the basics of a good project, such as planning, policy studies, market research, and evaluation reports. They analyze the trends of 103 leisure and recreation activities, providing a clear presentation of the current state of the industry, and provide strategies and suggestions for planning and programming applications. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.