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This book walks students through the selection and application of research methods within tourism. The 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. The historical and philosophical context of each method is then carefully laid out alongside the practical application of the technique. Each concept sets the historical and philosophical context of a method alongside the practical application of the technique.

Document Analysis
Document analysis
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Document Analysis is a hidden gem of social research that is often ignored as a key concept for research projects conducted by tourism students whose idea about ‘doing’ research is to get out into the field and collect data. It can either support a complete research project in its own right or can usefully provide a source of evidence in a case study and provide supplementary data to a survey or interviews. Remember it has a singular advantage over other ways of working in that documents are always ‘there’, you will not be dependent on being able to get to your ...

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