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Cover for Crisis and agricultural change in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 1980s-2010s: an interdisciplinary approach.

This chapter explores possibilities and difficulties encountered when using an interdisciplinary, mixed-method approach for better understanding how crises may affect agriculture. Combining satellite image analysis of cropland changes with qualitative interviews, a case study is presented from the...

Author(s)
Eklund, L.; Lange, K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of monitoring service quality.

This chapter explains the importance for leisure, events, tourism and sport (LETS) organizations to monitor service quality and the key approaches used to generate feedback from their consumers. It distinguishes between qualitative and quantitative methods and offers insights into the choice of...

Author(s)
Buswell, J.; Williams, C.; Sutton, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Qualitative research in leisure, recreation and tourism.

This chapter includes the broad family of techniques called qualitative research methods. Although the specific techniques may vary, some over-arching themes unite qualitative methods into one larger family. Qualitative research focuses on descriptions based on kind rather than on quantity. It...

Author(s)
Ruddell, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Effect measurement and evaluation.

Effect measurement is becoming increasingly important for the very reason that events are exploited more and more on the basis of strategic objectives. In this context, the PDCA cycle is a vital tool. Hall (1992) devised an effect matrix for public events that, besides the economic effects,...

Author(s)
Gerritsen, D.; Olderen, R. van
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642611)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving on the LJ slope - automated liquid culture.

This chapter describes the different types of media for culture and isolation of mycobacteria, and discusses the adaptation of automated liquid culture systems for the qualitative and quantitative drug susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria.

Author(s)
Viveiros, M.; Machado, D.; Couto, I.; Amaral, L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic selection for herd improvement.

The different types and aims of genetic selection rabbits are discussed. Highlights of this chapter includes: selection for qualitative traits (desirable genes, undesirable genes), selection for quantitative traits (heritability, heritable traits, reproductive traits, performance (health, growth,...

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developments and perspectives in cultural tourism research.

This introductory chapter provides a synopsis of trends in cultural tourism research. In addition to a review of the literature, the chapter refers to the case studies developed in the present volume to illustrate the different paradigms in cultural tourism research and the increasing shift towards ...

Author(s)
Richards, G.; Munsters, W.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935184)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Qualitative research in leisure, recreation and tourism.

This chapter describes the broad family of techniques called qualitative research methods, in the context of leisure, recreation and tourism research. It discusses: the advantages and disadvantages of qualitative research; the qualitative research process; and four qualitative methods (in-depth...

Author(s)
Ruddell, E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938918)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Farm business management: analysis of farming systems.

This book discusses the methods to determine optimal systems in farm business management. The methods are all about problem solving, as any decision situation implies choice and, therefore, requires a method for deciding which alternative maximizes the objectives. The book is not, however, about...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938390)
Type
Book
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Cover for Farm surveys - uses, procedures and methods.

This chapter discusses quantitative surveys, though a review of qualitative concepts and uses will also be provided. The chapter covers the following topics: (1) possible uses of farm surveys; (2) methods of obtaining information; (3) sampling; (4) questionnaire design and response errors; (5)...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938390)
Type
Book chapter

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