"Leisure Research Methods"
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|Data Collection Methods||Examples|
methods identify trends in leisure research and
Participants keep diaries and journals researcher conducts content analysis of
studies, reports and diaries.
people behave and interact in public open spaces.
Observe systematically, maybe become a participant observer.
be cross-sectional or longitudinal
To learn what people think about leisure motivation.
To identify relationships between motivation and satisfaction.
Use Standardized Scales/Instruments whenever appropriate.
information under controlled conditions about leisure
attitudes and experience with virtual reality.
Subjects may be randomly assigned to various tests and experiences then assessed via observation or standardized scales.
|Other Field Methods
identify trends and issues about leisure services,
management and delivery systems.
Focus Group systems. Various group, question and pencil paper exercises are used by facilitators.