Journal of Leisure Research
National Recreation and Parks Association
Forest Management | Forest Sciences | Life Sciences
The authors contend that most recreation research cannot stand the question, "So what?” From that point the article proceeds to a prescription for a meaningful approach to recreation research, which links recreation research to planning within a systems context. Researchable questions are posed dealing with preferences and behavior, resource capabilities and environmental impacts, and the nature and dynamics of institutions for the original state, process, and desired state segments of a planning system.
Outdoor Recreation, Theory, Management, Planning Recreational Needs, Environment, Facilities, Behavior, Social Goals
Copyright 1973 National Recreation and Parks Association
Brown, Perry J.; Dyer, Allen; and Whaley, Ross S., "Recreation Research—So What?" (1973). Forest Management Faculty Publications. 35.