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.



Definition To conclude predictions about individual experiences from general statements, hypotheses or theories about regularities in nature or society.


The relative lack of distinctive theory would seem to limit the usefulness of this key concept entry to student research projects in tourism, however, it is very much recommended that if you are working in a social sciences context such as business and management studies, economics or psychology then you should carefully work through the arguments below. Why? Well, Deduction is the basis of knowledge production in the natural sciences and for many in the social sciences it offers the purest route to new knowledge, even if its translation from the natural to the social world is fraught with difficulties. It is likely that your research methods ...

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