Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Research and Evaluation
R490 | 18114 | Dr. Ruth V. Russell

Description of course content: More and more leisure service
organizations are calling upon professional staff to be accountable
for their decisions. To meet this standard, R490 introduces the
rationale, methods, and procedures of evaluative research used in
recreation, park, sport, therapeutic, and tourism services. The course
goal is the development of inquiry skills that are useful for
monitoring and managing programs, facilities, and personnel.

Required Book List: Pastimes: Evaluative Research in Recreation, Park,
and Sport Settings (2005), by Carol C. Riddick & Ruth V. Russell,
Sagamore Publishing.

Summary of Assignments: 2 exams, 6 class/homework activities,
evaluative research proposal in poster and paper