Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

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Author: Larry Dwyer,Alison Gill,Neelu Seetaram

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781001294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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'This is an excellent book which significantly contributes to tourism research and education. It takes a rigorous yet readable style to address twenty five of the most pertinent quantitative and qualitative techniques applied in tourism research. the book will appeal to a wider readership of social scientists as well as to scholars of tourism as each chapter provides a thorough overview and explanation of the techniques irrespective of their tourism application.' – Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University, UK This insightful book explores the most important established and emerging qualitative and quantitative research methods in tourism. the authors provide a detailed overview of the nature of the research method, its use in tourism, the advantages and limitations, and future directions for research. Each chapter is structured to provide information on: the nature of the technique and its evolution; background and types of problems that the technique is designed to handle; applications of the technique to tourism, including discussion of studies that have used the technique and their findings; advantages and limitations of the technique conceptually and for policy formulation; and further developments and applications of the technique in tourism research. Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism will appeal to social scientists, students as well as researchers in tourism who use quantitative and qualitative research techniques.

Quantitative Methods in Tourism

A Handbook

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Author: Rodolfo Baggio,Jane E. Klobas

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845411730

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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This book goes beyond the methods usually covered in introductory textbooks on quantitative methods in tourism. It considers key issues in data selection, approaches to factor and cluster analysis and regression before covering advanced topics including structural equation modelling, maximum likelihood estimation, simulation and agent-based modelling. The result is a guide to quantitative methods in tourism that de-mystifies both simple and apparently complex techniques and makes them more accessible to tourism researchers.

Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management

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Author: Robin Nunkoo

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785366289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

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As research in tourism and hospitality reaches maturity, a growing number of methodological approaches are being utilized and, in addition, this knowledge is dispersed across a wide range of journals. Consequently there is a broad and multidisciplinary community of tourism and hospitality researchers whom, at present, need to look widely for support on methods. In this volume, researchers fulfil a pressing need by clearly presenting methodological issues within tourism and hospitality research alongside particular methods and share their experiences of what works, what does not work and where challenges and innovations lie.

Research Methods for Tourism Students

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Author: Ramesh Durbarry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351336185

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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This introductory guide offers innovative ideas and strategies to students undertaking their first social science research work. Academically rigorous yet accessible, it uses a systematic step-by-step approach to illustrate the research process and its applications to the tourism industry. Students are presented with numerous examples and case studies, linking theory with practice. The textbook provides a balanced coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, accompanying students throughout the process of selecting a research topic and specifying research questions, aims and objectives. A range of pedagogical features such as discussion questions, practical tips and examples enable students to review the literature, understand models and methodologies, analyse and interpret data (quantitative and qualitative) and ultimately write up their findings. Featuring contributions by a group of academics with expertise in their respective fields, the book provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to research methods. This is an essential resource to tourism students and will also be of interest to researchers in any social science subject.

Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disorders

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Author: Martin J. Ball,Nicole Müller,Ryan L. Nelson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134187556

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth handbook of qualitative research in the field of communication disorders. It introduces and illustrates the wide range of qualitative paradigms that have been used in recent years to investigate various aspects of communication disorders. The first part of the Handbook introduces in some detail the concept of qualitative research and its application to communication disorders, and describes the main qualitative research approaches. The contributions are forward-looking rather than merely giving an overview of their topic. The second part illustrates these approaches through a series of case studies of different communication disorders using qualitative methods of research. This Handbook is an essential resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners, in communication disorders and related fields.

Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies

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Author: Joseph Soeters,Patricia M. Shields,Sebastiaan Rietjens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136203311

Category: History

Page: 336

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This volume offers an overview of the methodologies of research in the field of military studies. As an institution relying on individuals and resources provided by society, the military has been studied by scholars from a wide range of disciplines: political science, sociology, history, psychology, anthropology, economics and administrative studies. The methodological approaches in these disciplines vary from computational modelling of conflicts and surveys of military performance, to the qualitative study of military stories from the battlefield and veterans experiences. Rapidly developing technological facilities (more powerful hardware, more sophisticated software, digitalization of documents and pictures) render the methodologies in use more dynamic than ever. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies offers a comprehensive and dynamic overview of these developments as they emerge in the many approaches to military studies. The chapters in this Handbook are divided over four parts: starting research, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and finalizing a study, and every chapter starts with the description of a well-published study illustrating the methodological issues that will be dealt with in that particular chapter. Hence, this Handbook not only provides methodological know-how, but also offers a useful overview of military studies from a variety of research perspectives. This Handbook will be of much interest to students of military studies, security and war studies, civil-military relations, military sociology, political science and research methods in general.

Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality and Tourism

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Author: Ronald A. Nykiel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0789034263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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Discover the bridge between theory and applied research in the hospitality industry The success of marketing programs is dependent on the knowledge of the trends in the marketplace. Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality and Tourism is a comprehensive guide that clearly explains analyzing markets, utilizing qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, applying findings to market, development, and marketing strategies for the hospitality industry. The text contains detailed outlines and case studies of several types of research, including feasibility studies, market assessment studies, and site selection studies. Numerous graphic examples and presentation techniques are provided to bridge between theory and applied research with ease. Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality and Tourism clearly details, all in a single volume, the application of research methodology to the real world, as well as showing how to effectively communicate findings and recommendations. This resource provides dozens of case examples and close attention to clearly explaining all facets of market analysis. Part one discusses research and methodologies, including primary and secondary data and integrative research. Part two explores market analysis and assessment, including marketing assessment for development planning and assessing focal points and intuitive techniques. The third part helps the reader apply their learned research into strategies. The final section explains market analysis planning and communications, including preparing a research-based business review and the effective presentation of research findings. The text provides appendixes of essential data, and a helpful glossary of terms. Topics in Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality and Tourism include: qualitative market analysis techniques and applications quantitative market research and analysis techniques and applications approaches to organized site selection studies, market studies, and project feasibility studies identification of the processes and sources for key market data for projects, markets, and sites presentation and communication techniques and strategies for market analysis and research findings the relationship of market analysis and research to marketing and development strategy selection and more! Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality and Tourism is a perfect resource for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students in hospitality colleges and schools; hotel and restaurant development and market research personnel in hospitality corporations; and market research firms serving the hospitality industry.

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

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Author: Elisabete A. Silva,Patsy Healey,Neil Harris,Pieter Van den Broeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317917022

Category: Political Science

Page: 530

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The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics and educators, all recognized authorities in the field, provide accounts of designing and implementing research projects from different approaches and venues. This book shows how to apply quantitative and qualitative methods to projects, and how to take your research from the classroom to the real world. The book is structured into sections focusing on Beginning planning research Research design and development Rediscovering qualitative methods New advances in quantitative methods Turning research into action With chapters written by leading scholars in spatial planning, The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is the most authoritative and comprehensive handbook on the topic, providing both established and ground breaking coverage of spatial planning research methods. The book is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate level students, young professionals and practitioners in urban, regional, and spatial planning.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research

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Author: Cathy H.C. Hsu,William C Gartner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136338152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research is a compendium of some of the most relevant issues affecting tourism development today. The topics addressed in this book provide some new thinking for those involved in tourism research. This book takes the reader from the beginnings of tourism research to a discussion of emerging forms of tourism and selected examples of tourism development. The underlying theoretical dimensions are reviewed, analysed and discussed from a number of perspectives. This book brings together leading researchers, many of whom are members of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, to discuss tourism today and its future. The works included in this volume are diverse, in terms of geographical context, research methodology, root discipline, and perspective. This book represents studies based in Europe, North America, Oceania, and Asia. Research methodologies include both quantitative and qualitative. Both macro and micro issues are discussed from the economic, psychological, sociological, political science, marketing, and other perspectives, which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of tourism studies.? This book is divided into 6 sections. Section 1 considers the foundations for tourism research. Section 2 discusses the implications for destination management and section 3 discusses planning for tourism development. Section 4 covers human capital for tourism development. And finally, section 5 evaluates emerging forms of tourism and then section 6 offers insights into tourism evolution. It offers the reader a comprehensive synthesis of this field, conveying the latest thinking and research. The text will provide an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in tourism research. This is essential reading for students, researchers & academics of Tourism as well as those of related studies in particular Leisure, Hospitality & Development Studies.

Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

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Author: Brett Smith,Andrew C. Sparkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646908

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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The last two decades have witnessed a proliferation of qualitative research in sport and exercise. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer an in-depth survey of established and emerging qualitative methods, from conceptual first principles to practice and process. Written and edited by a team of world-leading researchers, and some of the best emerging talents, the book introduces a range of research traditions within which qualitative researchers work. It explores the different methods used to collect and analyse data, offering rationales for why each method might be chosen and guidance on how to employ each technique successfully. It also introduces important contemporary debates and goes further than any other book in exploring new methods, concepts, and future directions, such as sensory research, digital research, visual methods, and how qualitative research can generate impact. Cutting-edge, timely and comprehensive, the Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise is an essential reference for any student or scholar using qualitative methods in sport and exercise-related research.

Routledge International Handbook of Advanced Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research

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Author: Susan J. Henly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134700237

Category: Medical

Page: 464

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Designed to support global development of nursing science, the Routledge International Handbook of Advanced Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research provides a new, comprehensive, and authoritative treatment of advanced quantitative methods for nursing research. Incorporating past approaches that have served as the foundation for the science, this cutting edge book also explores emerging approaches that will shape its future. Divided into six parts, it covers: -the domain of nursing science - measurement—classical test theory, IRT, clinimetrics, behavioral observation, biophysical measurement -models for prediction and explanation—SEM, general growth mixture models, hierarchical models, analysis of dynamic systems -intervention research—theory-based interventions, causality, third variables, pilot studies, quasi-experimental design, joint models for longitudinal data and time to event -e-science—DIKW paradigm, big data, data mining, omics, FMRI -special topics—comparative effectiveness and meta-analysis, patient safety, economics research in nursing, mixed methods, global research dissemination Written by a distinguished group of international nursing scientists, scientists from related fields, and methodologists, the Handbook is the ideal reference for everyone involved in nursing science, whether they are graduate students, academics, editors and reviewers, or clinical investigators.

Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods

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Author: Celia Lury,Rachel Fensham,Alexandra Heller-Nicholas,Sybille Lammes,Angela Last,Mike Michael,Emma Uprichard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131750125X

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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The landscape of contemporary research is characterized by growing interdisciplinarity, and disciplinary boundaries are blurring faster than ever. Yet while interdisciplinary methods, and methodological innovation in general, are often presented as the ‘holy grail’ of research, there are few examples or discussions of their development and ‘behaviour’ in the field. This Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research presents a bold intervention by showcasing a diversity of stimulating approaches. Over 50 experienced researchers illustrate the challenges, but also the rewards of doing and representing interdisciplinary research through their own methodological developments. Featured projects cover a variety of scales and topics, from small art-science collaborations to the ‘big data’ of mass observations. Each section is dedicated to an aspect of data handling, from collection, classification, validation to communication to research audiences. Most importantly, Interdisciplinary Methods presents a distinctive approach through its focus on knowledge as process, defamiliarising and reworking familiar practices such as experimenting, archiving, observing, prototyping or translating.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

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Author: A. Mehdi Riazi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317326024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides accessible and concise explanations of key concepts and terms related to research methods in applied linguistics. Encompassing the three research paradigms of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, this volume is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in this area. This volume provides: A–Z coverage of 570 key methodological terms from all areas of applied linguistics; detailed analysis of each entry that includes an explanation of the head word, visual illustrations, cross-references to other terms, and further references for readers; an index of core concepts for quick reference. Comprehensively covering research method terminology used across all strands of applied linguistics, this encyclopedia is a must-have reference for the applied linguistics community.

Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies

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Author: Christopher D. Mellinger,Thomas A. Hanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317299221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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Quantitative Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies encompasses all stages of the research process that include quantitative research methods, from conceptualization to reporting. In five parts, the authors cover: • sampling techniques, measurement, and survey design; • how to describe data; • how to analyze differences; • how to analyze relationships; • how to interpret results. Each part includes references to additional resources and extensive examples from published empirical work. A quick reference table for specific tests is also included in the appendix. This user-friendly guide is the essential primer on quantitative methods for all students and researchers in translation and interpreting studies. Accompanying materials are available online, including step-by-step walkthroughs of how analysis was conducted, and extra sample data sets for instruction and self study: https://www.routledge.com/9781138124967. Further resources for Translation and Interpreting Studies are available on the Routledge Translation Studies Portal: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/translationstudies.

Qualitative Research Methods

Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact

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Author: Sarah J. Tracy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111837858X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Qualitative Research Methods is a comprehensive, all-inclusive resource for the theory and practice of qualitative/ethnographic research methodology. Serves as a “how-to” guide for qualitative/ethnographic research, detailing how to design a project, conduct interviews and focus groups, interpret and analyze data, and represent it in a compelling manner Demonstrates how qualitative data can be systematically utilized to address pressing personal, organizational, and social problems Written in an engaging style, with in-depth examples from the author’s own practice Comprehensive companion website includes sample syllabi, lesson plans, a list of helpful website links, test bank and exam review materials, and exercises and worksheets, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/tracy

Research Methods in Anthropology

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

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Author: Harvey Russell Bernard

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 075911241X

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

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Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

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Author: Joyce Weil

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315450151

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 318

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Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology provides a review of methodological approaches and data-collection methods commonly used with older adults in real-life settings. It addresses the role of normative age-related sensory, cognitive, and functional changes, as well as the influence of generational cohort (age-period-cohort) upon each design. It discusses the role of older adults as true co-researchers; issues uniquely related to studies of persons residing in community-based, assisted, skilled, and memory-care settings; and ethical concerns related to cognitive status changes. The text concludes with detailed guidelines for improving existing data collection methods for older persons and selecting the best fitting methodologies for use in planning research on aging. Features of Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology include: Descriptions and evaluations of a wide range of methodological approaches, and methods used to collect data about older persons (quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and emergent methods: photovoice, virtual environments, etc.) Ways to match research questions to selection of method without a preconceived methodological preference or dominance Real-world and applied examples along with cases from the gerontological literature "How to" sections about reading output/software reports and qualitative-analysis screenshots (from ATLAS.ti) and quantitative (SPSS) output and interpretation Pedagogical tools in every chapter such as text boxes, case studies, definitions of key terms, discussion questions, and references for further reading on chapter topics Glossary of key terms, complete sample research report, and an overview of past methodological research design work in gerontology Companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/Weil where instructors will find PowerPoint presentations, additional discussion questions, and a sample syllabus; and students will find flashcards based on glossary terms, a downloadable copy of the sample research report in the text, and links to data sets, related websites, further reading, and select gerontological journals This text is intended for upper-level undergraduates and masters students in aging and gerontology as well as students in human development, applied anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, and social-work settings. Health care professionals, social workers, and care managers who work with older adults will also find this text a valuable resource.

Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research

Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods

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Author: David S. Glenwick

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190243651

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 368

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"The Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research is intended to aid the community-oriented researcher in learning about and applying cutting-edge quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches"--

Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research

Innovative Pathways and Methods

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Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach,Roderick M. Kramer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317908775

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art, innovative approaches to qualitative research for organizational scholars. Individual chapters in each area are written by experts in a variety of fields, who have contributed some of the most innovative studies themselves in recent years. An indispensable reference guide to anyone conducting high-impact organizational research, this handbook includes innovative approaches to research problems, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and application of research findings. The book will be of interest to scholars and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines, including anthropology, organizational behavior, organizational theory, social psychology, and sociology

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology

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Author: Carla Willig,Wendy Stainton Rogers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526422867

Category: Psychology

Page: 664

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One of our bestselling handbooks, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology, is back for a second edition, with updated chapters and three new chapters introduced on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation and Netnography.