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NRRT 601 - Tourism Quantitative Analysis I

  • 2 credits

Course Objectives:

  • 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


Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate (GR) OR Professional (PR)

Textbooks and Materials

Section 801


  • Survey Research and Analysis: Applications in parks, Recreation and human dimensions (2008)
    Vaske, J.J.

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


Dr. Sarah Walker

Dr. Sarah Walker’s research uses an environmental justice lens to investigate the role well-being can play in helping us better understand people’s relationships with their environments. Specifically , she studies human well-being in the context of climate resilience and adaptation in vulnerable communities around the world. Her work also investigates the well-being benefits of spending time in nature. Sarah received her PhD from Colorado State University and is currently completing her post-doctoral training at University of Colorado Boulder. She’s an avid hiker and cyclist, and loves being in the classroom with students.