Researching Leisure, Sport and Tourism
The Essential Guide
- Jonathan A Long - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Sociological Research Methods | Sociology of Sport & Leisure | Sport & Leisure Studies
This is a comprehensive and informative book written especially for new and inexperienced researchers in the fields of leisure, sport, and tourism. Unlike generic research texts that do not 'speak' to people in this field, this richly flavored book immediately engages the reader by using subject-specific examples and explaining the central methodological issues in straightforward terms.
By showing students what they can do to assess, manage, and reduce the time they spend on research Researching in Leisure, Sport and Tourism: The Essential Guide will help them achieve a better balance in their course work. It will quickly establish itself as the key methods guide in the field.
This book would be useful for any leisure, sport, or tourism student who has no previous knowledge of research methods. Its style and language make it particularly useful for first year students in degree or diploma programs... well conceived and easy to read and understand.
I like this book very much. The style of writing is wonderfully clear and the author explains areas such as sampling and significance in a much better way than many very well known texts. It will be an incredibly useful book for students. Though the author eschews a recipe book approach there is a nice balance between reflecting on method and showing the reader how to do research through a pragmatic, best practice approach.
clear structure and explanation
An essential text for Leisure, Sport and Sport Tourism students!
Excellent demonstration of how the research process is applied.
A good, accessible book with a good range of empirical methods. Have passed onto colleagues in my office.
The book is well written and each chapter helps to reinforce the lecture programme for the modules Research Skills and Work-based Project.
Good entry level text that new students on Lv 4 will really appreciate. Clearly written in a style that aids understanding and will develop their knowledge and ability to apply research techniques to this subject
Essential elements associated with research in the fields of leisure, sport and tourism are introduced and explained in a clear manner. This book is informative and easy to read, hence, it is ideal for those who are not familiar with reseach in those fields.
A very well written book, and will be very useful for, not only students on my module, but the majority of the tourism programme within the University.