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Key Concepts in Tourism Research

Key Concepts in Tourism Research

April 2012 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book walks students through the selection and application of research methods within Tourism.

Experienced authors introduce the relevant language and theory of key methodologies and then develop them using strategic literature review and the inclusion of international examples which relate directly to tourism.

Each concept sets the historical and philosophical context of a method alongside the practical application of the technique and provides:

• authoritative and reliable data

• informative cross-referencing

• detailed discussion of theories and their critics

• suggestions for further reading

The book is a vital resource for all students of tourism, leisure and management.

How to Use This Book
Action Research
Case Study
Content Analysis
Critical Realism
Critical Theory
Delphi Method
Document Analysis
Ethical Practice
Evaluation Research
Grounded Theory
Interview/Focus Group
Repertory Grid
Symbolic Interactionism
Visual Methods

This is a comprehensive text which encompasses consideration of a broad range of concepts and techniques of relevance to scholars of tourism. I think it makes a very useful contribution to understanding a range of key concepts and theories used in the construction and presentation of tourism knowledge
Dr Fiona Jordan
Director of Postgraduate and Professional Studies, Faculty of Business and Law, UWE

This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts associated with conducting tourism research. It is a useful and beneficial resource for students both undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking a thesis through research.

Ms Kelly Maguire
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
December 2, 2015

The authors discuss the key concepts being utilised in tourism research. This book would provide a useful resource for students currently writing their tourism thesis.

Mr Emmet McLoughlin
Marketing Department , Leisure and Tourism, Sligo Institute of Technology
November 6, 2015

The book provides a basic, yet very valuable insight into core research methods for the tourism and hospitality industry. The book is very well structured and clearly delivers workable insights into various research approaches, their value and possible pitfalls, as well as examples of research that have implemented the various methods. This book is essential for any bachelor programme in Tourism Management.

Dr Lauren Ugur
Tourism and Event Management, International School of Management
June 12, 2015

An excellent book for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I am using the book for a course on research methods in which we discuss research approaches and epistemologies. It serves as a good basis for further reading.

Dr Xavier Matteucci
Tourism and Hospitality Management, MODUL University Vienna
November 23, 2013

The book is structured completely differently than I had expected. It is basically a glossary with definitions and historical development of research concepts. This is useful for my own reference, but not for our students, who are in need of more practical and specific ways to APPLY these concepts to their own research.

Ms Donna Dvorak
Languages, Tourism, Institute of Hospitality Management
May 20, 2013

Essential read for every student preparing to undertake research finalised by thesis. Contemporary, well written concepts enable throughout understanding of tourism research methods.

Dr Ela Rogers
London Metropolitan Business School, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
May 13, 2013

A concise Overview to understand Tourism Research

Professor Burkhard Von velsen
Institute of Management, Magdeburg University of Applied Sci's
February 20, 2013

This is the first text I have come across that provides an excellent overview of the concepts employed in tourism research. It is written in an accessible and engaging language. Students loved it.

Dr Svetla Stoyanova-Bozhkova
London Campus, Coventry University
December 11, 2012

A good text to provide the basics for all research methods and approaches. It clearly identifies the techniques which can be adopted for all levels of research which users will find beneficial.

Ms Luane Quigley
Hospitality, Tourism & Sport, North West Regional College
November 1, 2012

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