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Cover for Tourism research.

This chapter examines the nature and general functions of research in tourism. It describes the various contexts in which research might be done, such as in the workplace or as a consulting project. It also briefly describes some of the more basic types of paradigms used in tourism research, as...

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241488)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Afterword: over overtourism or just the beginning?

This chapter looks at the existing state of affairs with regard to overtourism and the implications for research and practice.

Author(s)
Cheer, J. M.; Milano, C.; Novelli, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786399823)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tourism: 2nd edition.

Fully revised, this 2nd edition covers aspects of tourism from a modern perspective, providing students with a range of theoretical and research-based explanations, supported by examples, case studies and unique insights from industry representatives. This book is divided into five major parts....

Author(s)
Robinson, P.; Lück, M.; Smith, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241488)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Research in adventure tourism.

This chapter discusses some of the main elements of research and research methods relevant to adventure tourism, and tries to identify where adventure companies might find sources of data and which organizations would be able to assist in the collection of specific data. Also outlined are some of...

Author(s)
Jenkins, I. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390868)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Redeeming Western holy places and contested holy cities.

This chapter addresses 'holy places' in relation to 'holy cities' and problematizes the challenges pilgrimage and tourism research faces when addressing such religious concepts.

Author(s)
Leppäkari, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647388)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The nature of tourism research.

This chapter introduces the reader to the some of the ways that social scientists think about tourism and how they ask questions about it. A core message of this chapter is that there is no single 'right' way of doing tourism research. However, research can be done well or not so well.

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Planning a research project.

This chapter gives practical advice on planning a tourism research project, from the setting of research goals and objectives, to formulating research questions and hypotheses, conducting literature reviews, planning how to collect data, and choosing an analytical method. Research ethics is also...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Questionnaire design and delivery.

This chapter explains why surveys are a common data collection tactic in tourism; explains the two basic formats of questions; and offers practical advice in designing effective questionnaires. Three options for distributing the questionnaire are also discussed: personal distribution;...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Selecting a sample.

This chapter discusses a number of core concepts related to sampling in tourism research. These include the logic of sampling, as well as key tasks in selecting a sample, such as the choice of the sampling frame and developing a target for sample size. Practical guidelines for estimating confidence ...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for How to conduct personal interviews and focus groups.

This chapter provides an introduction to some basic principles and techniques associated with doing personal interviews in the context of tourism research, as well as the basics of coding and analysing the transcripts of interviews. The chapter also looks at a special form of interviewing: focus...

Author(s)
Smith, S. L. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648873)
Type
Book chapter

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