Recreation, Parks and Tourism 635
RCPT 635 - Research Applications in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Credit Hours: (3)
Provides basic understanding of research and its planning and application within recreation services.
II. Course Objectives
A. To provide the student with an understanding of basic research methods.
B. To develop the student's ability to critically analyze published research in parks and recreation.
C. To assist the student in defining a topic suitable for a thesis.
D. To assist the student in developing the thesis topic into a viable proposal.
III. Course Content
A. Scientific Method
B. Types of Research
C. Problem Identification
i. General area
ii. Specific statement
i. Research hypothesis
ii. Null hypothesis
E. Literature Search
I. Sampling Techniques for Randomness
K. Data Collection
L. Analysis of Data
M. Interpretation of Data
N. Experimental Designs
O. Expost Facto Research
P. Survey Research
IV. Course Requirements and Grading
A. Quizzes 6 total (count only 5 @ 20 pts. each) 100
B. Critiques (2 @ 25 pts. each) 50
C. Proposal 100
D. Comprehensive Examination 100
E. 350 points total
Scale: 315 - 350 « A
280 - 314 = B
245 - 279 = C
210 - 244 = D
209 - 0 = F