In the great struggle to establish credibility and relevance in the field of parks and recreation, passion and good intentions only go so far. At some point, every professional and advocate for the field must have hard data to advance their missions.
After all, who at one time or another hasn’t been challenged with, “Show me the proof”? While proof can come from many sources, there’s only one way to produce it: through research.
Fortunately for the parks and recreation field, research has a rich tradition spread over a variety of sources. Universities, government, the private sector, and ....
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