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.

How to Use This Book

How to use this book

So the time has come to choose what, and how, you are going to research the phenomenon of tourism for your thesis or dissertation. Hopefully, you will have taken courses or modules in research methods and will have practised the skills you need in order to undertake your research but you cannot, any longer, put off the choice of topic and the way you are going to investigate it. There are a bewildering variety of topics in tourism and almost as many ways of researching them, so we sympathise with your plight. The most useful general advice that we can give you at this point in your studies is to make sure you choose a topic ...

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