Methodological Issues in Measuring Crowding-Related Norms in Outdoor Recreation
2002 (English)In: Leisure Sciences, ISSN 0149-0400, E-ISSN 1521-0588, Vol. 24, no 3-4, 339-348 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Based on theoretical and methodological similarities between research on recreation- related norms and contingent valuation, three methodological issues—question format, starting point bias, and information bias—are explored as they apply to measuring crowding-related norms of visitors to two national parks. Few statistically or substantively signi cant differencesin crowding-related norms were found to be associated with these methodological issues. Study ndings suggest that measures of crowding-related norms may be relatively “robust,” and this may add weight to the “validity” of the theory and methods associated with crowding-related norms in outdoor recreation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 24, no 3-4, 339-348 p.
crowding, norms, outdoor recreation, methodology
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29715DOI: 10.1080/01490400290050781OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-29715DiVA: diva2:1058571