Steps toward validity in active living research: Research design that limits accusations of physical determinismHealth & Place (2013)
Abstract“Active living research” has been accused of being overly “physically deterministic” and this article argues that urban planners must continue to evolve research and address biases in this area. The article first provides background on how researchers have dealt with the relationship between the built environment and health over years. This leads to a presentation of how active living research might be described as overly deterministic. The article then offers lessons for researchers planning to embark in active-living studies as to how they might increase validity and minimize criticism of physical determinism.
- Environmental determinism; Validity; Urban planning; Public health
Publication DateWinter November 3, 2013
Citation InformationWilliam W Riggs. "Steps toward validity in active living research: Research design that limits accusations of physical determinism" Health & Place Vol. 26 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/williamriggs/6/