Case Study Research in Therapeutic Recreation

Bryan P. McCormickCase Study Research in Therapeutic Recreation

Recent reviews of research in therapeutic recreation have reiterated a number of concerns identified by earlier reviews. Among these concerns has been an over-reliance on survey research in advancing the body of knowledge of therapeutic recreation. As a corrective measure to this over-reliance on a single methodology, writers have advocated for expanding the training of students and practitioners to cover a wider variety of research methodologies. One research technique that appears to have been under utilized in both therapeutic recreation research and leisure research is the case study. This paper provides an expanded overview of the rationale and implications of case study research as a suitable tool for use in expanding the knowledge base of therapeutic recreation.

Author Bryan P. McCormick
Volume Vol 34, No 3 (2000)
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