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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.

Hermeneutics
Hermeneutics
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The popularity of what has been referred to as the ‘interpretive turn’ in tourism research owes its legacy, in the most part, to the key concept of Hermeneutics. If you are interested in studying the multiple perspectives that seem to constitute tourism experiences, then you would do well to start with reading about Hermeneutics. From such a strong conceptual base, the selection and application of qualitative data collection and analysis methods in your study would prepare you for a likely necessary defence of your work that tends, in the main, to favour discursive outputs and multiple conclusions. One solution to this is to present your findings as a series of separate ‘voices’ on the ...

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