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.
Introduction How to Use This Book Action Research Autoethnography Case Study Constructionism Content Analysis Critical Realism Critical Theory Deduction Delphi Method Document Analysis Empiricism Epistemology Ethical Practice Ethnomethodology Evaluation Research Experiment Feminism Figurationalism Grounded Theory Hermeneutics Interview/Focus Group Modeling Narrative Paradigm Phenomenology Positivism Post-Colonialism Postmodernism Realism Repertory Grid Survey Symbolic Interactionism Visual Methods