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Tourism research methods: integrating theory with practice.

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This book (i) moves beyond the business/social phenomenon divide of tourism research; (ii) provides a discussion of theory but integrates this theory with specific tourism examples and case studies to assist student learning and application of approaches and techniques; (iii) outlines alternative research approaches and techniques that may be adopted by tourism researchers from different disciplines and research positions; and (iv) includes contributions from both experienced and new researchers. The book has 17 chapters and a subject index.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: reflections on the practice of research. Author(s): Ritchie, B. W. Burns, P. Palmer, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 9) Ethics in tourism research: objectivities and personal perspectives. Author(s): Ryan, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 21) Feminist and gender perspectives in leisure and tourism research. Author(s): Aitchison, C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) The case study in tourism research: a multi-method case study approach. Author(s): Beeton, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 49) Using visual evidence: the case of Cannibal Tours. Author(s): Burns, P. Lester, J. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 63) Action ethnography: using participant observation. Author(s): Cole, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 73) Tourism research practices and tourist geographies. Author(s): Crouch, D.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 85) Revisiting Delphi: the Delphi technique in tourism research. Author(s): Garrod, B. Fyall, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 99) Interviewing: a focus on qualitative techniques. Author(s): Jennings, G. R.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 119) Applying the mystery shopping technique: the case of Lunn Poly. Author(s): Miller, G. Hudson, S. Turner, R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 131) Longitudinal research methods. Author(s): Ritchie, J. R. B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 149) Framing analysis: examining mass mediated tourism narratives. Author(s): Santos, C. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 163) GIS techniques in tourism and recreation planning: application to wildlife tourism. Author(s): Tremblay, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 179) A qualitative approach to the ethical consumer: the use of focus groups for cognitive consumer research in tourism. Author(s): Weeden, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 191) Content analysis. Author(s): Hall, C. M. Valentin, A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 211) Using cluster analysis to segment a sample of Australian ecotourists. Author(s): Weaver, D. Lawton, L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 221) The future of tourism research. Author(s): Hall, C. M.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Tourism Research, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 0851999964
  • Record Number
  • 20053116138