Describing the fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, this new edition of a popular textbook is updated throughout. It covers the measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also a wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research.
A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to public policy making and planning in the leisure, sport, and tourism sectors, this book provides an introduction to the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students. It examines the theoretical issues underpinning public sector policy making such as political ideologies, leisure wants, needs, demand, and benefits, and human rights in leisure, sport, tourism, and culture. Also discussing the debates surrounding the role of the state versus market and the models of organizational decision-making, it uses applied sections addressing strategic planning and performance evaluation to provide a link between theory and practical analytical techniques.
"American ways" focuses on the traditional values that have attracted people of the United States for well over 200 years and traces the effect of these values on American life. Chapter themes include diversity, the family, education, government and politics, religion, business and recreation. Cross-cultural activities - from discussion topics to writing prompts - encourage high-intermediate to advanced students to compare their own values with those discussed in the readings.