Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Research and Evaluation
R490 | 3061 | Youngkhill Lee


Description of course content:

This course is intended to provide an awareness and understanding of
the need for evaluation in the delivery of organized recreation
services and an application of various methods and techniques for
evaluating these services. It is intended also to provide a basic
overview and working knowledge of evaluation research procedures.
The course is not intended to make you an expert in program and
personnel evaluation or in research, but to provide you with an
understanding and some ability to pursue more objective judgments
relative to the effectiveness of particular organized recreational
services. The intent of the course is to give you information as
well as provide opportunities to try evaluation techniques in "real
world settings."

Required Book List:

Henderson, K., & Bialeschki, D. (2002). Evaluating leisure
services:  Making enlightened decisions.

Summary of Assignments:

Major Project description (75 points)

Each student with work with two other persons (evaluator
triangulation) as an EVALUATION TEAM to evaluate a hypothetical
recreation program.  Each EVALUATION TEAM should meet with the
instructor to receive consultation as needed. For all students, the
written project will be worth 80 points to be given by the
instructor and the evaluation team members according to their self
and peer-evaluation. Please refer it to Appendix A for Peer
Evaluation.  Each student will evaluate his/her team-mate’s
individual performance in terms of their relative contribution to
the group work, willingness to cooperate, attendance, preparedness,
and level of commitment. The evaluation of each group will be based
on peer evaluation for the group (50%) and instructor’s judgment
(50%).
In Class Presentation (15 pts.)  				

Each group will present their project to the class, pretending that
remaining classmates are professional audience.