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 The theory of knowledge (Greek: episteme).


As for the previous key concept – Empiricism, you cannot do research without the key concept of Epistemology. A difference from Empiricism is that while nearly all of your tutors and supervisors would be comfortable being called an empiricist at least at some time in their academic careers, it is less likely that they would embrace the key concept of epistemology. This is because it often goes unacknowledged and is taken for granted as a commonsense set of assumptions that underlie research activity. The question for you to answer is how important is it for your particular research project and we would be the first to admit that this rather depends on the academic level of study. We ...

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