Recreation Research—So What?

Perry J. Brown, Allen Dyer, Ross S. Whaley
1973 Journal of Leisure Research  
he a u th o rs c o n te n d th a t m o s t recreation research ca n n o t sta n d th e q u estio n , "So w h a t? " F rom th a t p o in t th e article p ro ceed s to a p rescrip tio n f o r a m e a n in g fu l approach to recreation research, w hich lin k s recreation research to p la n n in g w ith in a sy ste m s c o n te x t. R esearchable q u e stio n s are p o se d dealing w ith p re fere n c e s a n d behavior, resource capabilities a n d e n v iro n m e n ta l im pacts, a n d th e nature
more » ... , a n d th e nature a n d d y n a m ic s o f in s titu tio n s f o r th e original state, process, a n d desired s ta te se g m e n ts o f a p la n n in g system . K EY W O R D S: O u td o o r recreation, th eo ry , m a na g em en t, p la n n in g recreational needs, en v iro n m e n t, fa cilities, behavior, social goals. A U T H O R S : P erry J. B row n has a Ph.D. fr o m U tah S ta te U niversity w ith a m a jo r in o u td o o r recreation a n d social p sych o lo g y. His research fo c u se s on w ilderness recreation, to u r ism , and p u b lic in p u t in to resource decisions. A. A llen D y er is an assistant p ro fe sso r o f fo r e s t eco n o m ic s a t C olorado S ta te U niver sity. H e has w ritte n on p red ic tin g use o f recreation sites. His Ph.D. is fr o m Utah S ta te in E co n o m ics. R oss S. W haley has a Ph.D. in natural resource ec o n o m ic s fr o m th e U n iversity o f M ichigan. H is research has fo c u s e d on th e m u ltip le use c o n c e p t an d th e analysis o f recreation sites. M a n u sc rip t received A p r il 12, 1 9 7 2 ; revised N o v e m b e r 2, 1972. J o u rn a l o f L eisure R esearch, 1973, 5 fW in ter) pp. 16-24.
doi:10.1080/00222216.1973.11970108 fatcat:43m6vrhfebebxe65xwlrhmoqnu