Parked is underwritten in part by a grant from the Professional Disc Golf Association.
Results from the 2017 Parked Facebook Study – Part 1. By Josh Woods, PhD ~ In early 2017, we collected the first large-scale random sample of disc golfers and estimated the size and characteristics of the organized disc golfer population in the United States. The results discussed in this post will appear in the International Journal … Continue reading A Demographic Portrait of Disc Golf Land
A new method for studying the sport By Josh Woods ~ I’m not a fan of phrases like “close, but no cigar” and “close only counts in horseshoes.” They make it sound like close is a bad thing. As if anything short of first place, anything other than perfection, anything besides certainty is a grave … Continue reading What We Know and Don’t Know about Disc Golf
A brief look into the psychology and sociology of disc golf. By Josh Woods ~ The other day my seven-year-old daughter asked me, “Why do people get married?” I gazed into her curious brown eyes, knowing that my answer would not satisfy her. “Because they want to,” I said. “Why do they want to?” She … Continue reading Why Do People Play Disc Golf?
By Josh Woods ~ One of the questions you learn to answer in graduate school is, “Who cares?” As you work through your research ideas, your teachers drum this question into you. For instance, after presenting your thesis proposal, someone in the audience might chirp: “Your project sounds interesting, but I’m not sure it passes … Continue reading Three Reasons to Care about Disc Golf Research