Ecological Momentary Assessment Research in Therapeutic Recreation

Authors

  • Jason L. Scott University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • Angela J. Wozencroft
  • Steven N. Waller

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2019-V53-I1-8797

Keywords:

EMA, research methods, therapeutic recreation

Abstract

Over the past 25 years, technology has immensely impacted the field of therapeutic recreation; however, our current methodological approach needs to adapt to the changing nature of therapeutic recreation. The ecological momentary assessment (EMA) approach is one such method that will benefit the field immensely. EMA has been widely used in disciplines such as nursing, kinesiology, and tourism but has only been used sparingly in therapeutic recreation. In this paper, we illustrate some of its uses and advocate for the continued use of EMA as a data collection technique that has multiple applications in the field of therapeutic recreation.Subscribe to TRJ

Author Biography

Jason L. Scott, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Assistant ProfessorKinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies

Published

2019-03-12

Issue

Section

Brief Report