Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2006, 2005, 2004
This course is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Tourism).
Seeks to provide students with an understanding of the research process and with a practical insight into research methods that are relevant to the study and management of leisure and tourism. This course builds on professional practices introduced in Leisure Management Practice I, and on theoretical understandings of the social scientific approaches to leisure developed in the core and elective courses. It informs the Applied Leisure Project course in third year.
On successful completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the major paradigms within which leisure research is carried out;
2. describe the research needs and priorities of several sectors of the leisure, recreation and tourism industries;
3. demonstrate an appreciation of the different types of research techniques used in leisure research and the ability to decide which technique is best suited to address particular research problems;
4. demonstrate an understanding of different stages of the research process, including the relationship between research management and project design;
5. articulate and apply the principles involved in sampling, questionnaire design, interview survey design, and survey administration;and
6. demonstrate an understanding of different types of data, and the principles involved in data management, data analysis, and the presentation and interpretation of research findings.
1. Research concepts and logic.
2. Research ethics and values.
3. Methodological rigour.
4. Observational research.
5. Focus groups and in-depth interviews.
6. Questionnaire design.
7. Experimental research designs.
9. Secondary data.
10. Preparing a research report.
11. Using Excel and SPSS in survey-based research.
12. Using the Internet as a research tool.
Leisure Management Practice I (LEIS 1140)
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term