This guide will show you resources available for research in Recreation Management and Therapeutic Recreation.
You will find information as follows:
Before conducting research in recreation management and therapeutic recreation, you need to be aware that they are social sciences but could also be thought of as medical scienes. So, while we can look for research in education or health or databases, we will find other research in social science databases.
The social sciences are concerned with the study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society. The social sciences include (but are not limited to):
The social sciences are inherently interdisciplinary, meaning they draw upon one another's research and use it as a part of their own.
In terms of research in leisure studies, what does this mean? Social sciences databases might give us perspective on why, for example, people engage in recreation - psychology journals might tell us the answer. Sociological journals might tell us if there is something culturally that leads people to engage in recreation. Education journals might help you find information on teaching people to lead healthier lifestyles through therapeutic recreation.
Moral of the story: you need to look in many places for your research, beyond purely health or education databases.