Key Concepts in Tourism Research

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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.

 

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Contents

About the Authors
3
Introduction
5
How to Use This Book
7
Action Research
10
Autoethnography
15
Case Study
19
Constructionism
25
Content Analysis
33
Feminism
98
Figurationalism
103
Grounded theory
108
Hermeneutics
113
InterviewFocus Group
119
Modelling
124
Narrative
130
Paradigm
135

Critical Realism
37
Critical Theory
44
Deduction
50
Delphi Method
56
Document Analysis
60
Empiricism
65
Epistemology
69
Ethical Practice
75
Ethnomethodology
80
Evaluation Research
86
Experiment
92
Phenomenology
142
Positivism
147
PostColonialism
152
Postmodernism
157
Realism
162
Repertory Grid
166
Survey
170
Symbolic Interactionism
174
Visual Methods
178
Index
185
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