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A Methodological Review of Research in Therapeutic Recreation Journal from 1986 to 1990

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Leandra A. Bedini, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The quality of research in therapeutic recreation is an important issue for today's therapeutic recreation professionals. Pressures for efficacy studies to prove the worth of therapeutic . recreation as an intervention are prominent. The purpose of this study was to examine the type and quality of research methodology in articles published in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal in the years 1986 through 1990. A total of 46 articles were reviewed for methodological adequacy on five criteria areas. Results indicated that use of theory, sophistication of designs, strength of measurement, and application continue to be areas of concerns in therapeutic recreation research. Implications and recommendations for practitioners and researchers are presented.

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Publication
Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 28, (2), 87-98.
Language: English
Date: 1994
Keywords
Research, Methodological adequacy, Theoretical base, Retrospective,