- 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
Textbooks and Materials
- Survey Research and Analysis: Applications in parks, Recreation and human dimensions (2008)
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
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.
A co-founding editor of Human Dimensions in Wildlife, Dr. Vaske focuses on applying social psychological theories to managerial concerns. Recent work includes hunters responses to chronic wasting disease in Arizona, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming; human dimensions of wildfire management in California, Colorado, and Washington, and recreationists' attitudes towards endangered/threatened species. Additionally, Dr. Vaske has conducted similar research in wildlife refuges, national parks, and in Alaska.