ERIC Number: ED252341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Needed Framework for Telling the Camping Story.
Henderson, Karla A.; Bialeschki, M. Deborah
A questionnaire was devised and disseminated at the 1983 American Camping Association (ACA) convention to ascertain from members the value placed on camping research. The questionnaire addressed the following concerns: who should be conducting research, how should research be disseminated, what are the important broad areas of needed research, and what research questions should be addressed. Study results indicated 88% of the respondents believed that ACA should do research; over 75% believed that research should be reviewed and reported in the Camping Magazine; areas of most research needed were the individual and camping and programming in camp; and broad areas to address were the individual and camping and management. Recommendations made in light of the study findings were: respondents and other consumers of camping research realize the value of research; value of camping to the individual appears to be the broad question in camping which needs more investigation; camping research is not viewed as the domain of one academic discipline or as the domain of only university students and faculty; and an important goal of ACA should be the dissemination of research findings that will enhance the meaning of research and promote the sharing of findings and methodologies among researchers. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Camping Association
Note: Paper presented at the American Camping Association Convention (San Diego, CA, February 27-March 3, 1984).