- To privide an overview of the major statistical techniques used by tourism researchers
- To provide guidelines for understanding what types of statistical techniques are appropriate for analyzing selected types of tourism research questions
- To learn how to conduct data analysis using IBM SPSS (i.e., Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)
- To provide experience interpreting SPSS computer printouts and constructing data tables/figures for communicating with technical and non-technical audiences
- To provide assistance and experience in critically evaluating statistical analyses presented in published tourism literature
This course can be applied toward:
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Survey Research and Analysis: Applications in parks, Recreation and human dimensions (2008)
Professor, B.A. – Sociology/ Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison,1973; M.A. – Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison,1977; Ph.D. – Social Psychology, University of Maryland,1980.
Dr. Vaske focuses on applying social psychological theories and methods to natural resource concerns. Recent work includes: (a) hunters’ responses to chronic wasting disease in Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; (b) human dimensions of wildfire management in California, Colorado, and Washington, and (c) recreationists' attitudes towards endangered / threatened species in wildlife refuges and national parks.