Applied Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation by Diane Blankenship

By Diane Blankenship

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This second criterion for a research problem can be met for the evaluation of the Wiggles and Giggles classes. The problem “An evaluation plan and process do not exist for the Wiggles and Giggles class” goes beyond a simple yes or no answer. The researcher can gather information that can be used for some type of analysis of the problem. The Wiggles and Giggles research problem meets this criterion because several elements of the classes can provide data to be evaluated. The data that can be collected include the following: –– Data on the instructors’ performance in conducting the classes –– Skills the children perform at the beginning and at the conclusion of the classes –– Data documenting that the objectives for the class were met through the class content –– Verbal feedback from parents about what they liked the best and least about the class These four sources of data can provide the researcher with a wealth of information for evaluating the Wiggles and Giggles class.

What types of recreation programs do parents in the community prefer for their children? How did snowboarding become an Olympic sport? What recreation activities does John (an autistic boy) prefer? Why do teenagers join a gang instead of some other community group? What is the best method for advertising the programs of the XYZ recreation center (mail, e-mail, or online)? What recommendations do parents have to improve the day camp program? Which of the previous questions are from quantitative studies?

1 meet this criterion because data can be gathered to answer each of them. The question should be of importance to the agency conducting the research. The research efforts must provide valuable information that the agency needs and is lacking at that time. The research questions for the sample study Problem: An evaluation plan and process do not exist for the Wiggles and Giggles class. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Wiggles and Giggles classes. Research questions: 1. How has the content of the class achieved the class objectives?

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