Tourism and Leisure Research Methods

Extensive examples throughout the book highlight the techniques and theory described, and provide the inspiration for readers to generate ideas for new research projects. The book is directly focused on tourism and leisure examples.

Author: Mick Finn

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582368712

Category: Computers

Page: 285

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This practical guide for undergraduate and HND/C students of Leisure and Tourism provides the tools to recognise and produce good research. It delivers a highly readable demonstration of the methods needed to achieve impressive qualitative and quantitative research. It will enable readers to successfully evaluate their own tourism and leisure research and the research of others. The book focuses on the key concepts of reliability, validity and representativeness. Extensive examples throughout the book highlight the techniques and theory described, and provide the inspiration for readers to generate ideas for new research projects. The book is directly focused on tourism and leisure examples. A step-by-step guide takes students through the use of SPSS for Windows and an SPSS data file is included; end of chapter exercises test student understanding of the material; and numerous suggestions for further research activity direct the reader to additional sources.

Cultural Tourism Research Methods

Finn, M., Elliot-White, M. and Walton, M. (2000) Tourism and Leisure Research Methods: Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation. Pearson Education, London. Henderson, K.A. (1990) Reality comes through a prism: method choices in ...

Author: Greg Richards

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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Cultural tourism includes experiencing local culture, traditions and lifestyle, participation in arts-related activities, and visits to museums, monuments and heritage sites. This book reviews a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods applied to the field. It is suitable for students and researchers in tourism and leisure.

Tourism Research Methods

Henderson , K.A. , Bialeschki , D. , Shaw , S.M. and Freysinger , V.J. ( 1989 ) A Leisure of One's Own : a Feminist Perspective on ... Jeffreys , S. ( 1999 ) Globalising sexual exploitation : sex tourism and the traffic in women .

Author: Brent W. Ritchie

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845930967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Within the tourism industry there is a growing consensus on the need for research to investigate the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism. However, existing research methods texts are based solely on either the business approach or the social science approach to tourism. They often fail to provide real world examples of how to plan, implement or analyse tourism related research. This book aims to address this divide by integrating theory with practice through the inclusion of specific tourism research case studies alongside research theory. It considers a wide range of research issues, approaches and techniques with contributions from both experienced and new researchers.

Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism

Mind mapping research methods. Quality and Quantity, 46(5): 1493–1504. Cushman, G., Gidlow, B., and Espiner, S. (2010). Developing a national leisure research strategy for New Zealand: arts, outdoor recreation, sport and community ...

Author: A.J. Veal

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292217863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Now in its fifth edition, Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism has become the ultimate reference text for both students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and practising managers. This book combines comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods with step-by step guidance through research software including Excel, SPSS and NVivo. Key features Coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, ensuring a balanced approach to data collection and analysis Practical guidance on conducting research and writing reports, showing the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ Detailed coverage of the development of conceptual frameworks for research, research design, analytical methods and the composition of research reports, providing everything required to conduct a research project International case studies and extensive examples from the leisure and tourism literature Questions, exercises and further reading for each chapter Extensive web-based support materials New to this edition The fifth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes additional material on: Management and policy-related research methods EndNote bibliographic referencing software Notes on additional methods including: big data, discourse analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, netnography/web-based research, people meters For the analysis of quantitative data, SPSS is updated to version 23 For qualitative data analysis, the guide to NVivo software is updated to version 11.

Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism

The methods of leisure and tourism psychology - related research are dominated by the small - scale self - completion questionnaire survey , sometimes of tourists in the field and sometimes of ' captive ' groups , such as students ...

Author: Anthony James Veal

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273682004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 421

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A comprehensive guide to practical research in the leisure and tourism sector.

Research Methods for Leisure Recreation and Tourism 2nd Edition

Blankenship, C.D. (2009) Applied Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation. Human Kinetics Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois, USA. ... Finn M., Elliott-White, M. and Walton, M. (2000) Tourism and Leisure Research Methods.

Author: Ercan Sirakaya-Turk

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786390485

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 407

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Describing the fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, this new edition of a popular textbook is updated throughout. It covers the measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also a wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research. Written by internationally renowned researchers in an accessible style, this book introduces both undergraduate and graduate students to the vital skills they will need to succeed in the leisure, recreation, tourism and hospitality industries.

Research Methods in Tourism Hospitality and Events Management

Key Concepts in Tourism Research. London: Sage. Brunt, P. (1997). Market Research in Travel and Tourism. Oxford: ButterworthHeinemann. Finn, M., Elliott-White, M. and Walton, M. (2000). Tourism and Leisure Research Methods: Data ...

Author: Paul Brunt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526422247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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A step-by-step approach to guide students through the whole research process, from initial ideas, through to writing up and presenting the findings.

Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Another approach to examining serious leisure in tourism is to integrate all four research methods, which could begin with grounded theory by conducting general observation of and interviews with a defined group at one Faire.

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.

An Introduction to Visual Research Methods in Tourism

Finn, M., Elliott-White, M., and Walton, M. (2000) Tourism and Leisure Research Methods: Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited. Franklin, A., and Crang, M. (2001) 'The Trouble with Tourism and ...

Author: Tijana Rakić

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135146144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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"An Introduction to Visual Research Methods in Tourism", is the first book to present, discuss and promote the use of a range of visual methods, including still images (such as photographs, postcards, drawings) and moving images (such as video) within the context of tourism research. The book focuses on key issues important for students, researchers and academics actively doing visual tourism research or those who are contemplating using these methods. These range from the questions surrounding philosophical approaches, (inter)disciplinary location, range and choice of methods, implementation and data analysis techniques to provide an essential guide to using visual methods in tourism research. While recognising that visual methods are predominantly employed within qualitative research, this text will discuss various philosophical approaches and academic disciplines indicating how these influence a particular choice of visual method, mode of implementation and type of analysis. In this regard this book will incorporate perspectives from a range of disciplines including anthropology, geography and sociology, demonstrating how these might be applied within the context of studies in tourism. The discussions surrounding these key issues are supplemented with international case studies from existing research to show how these methods are used in practice. In addition to this practical tip boxes are included to help avoid some of the pitfalls associated with visual research. This book is an essential guide for tourism students, academics and researchers embarking on research using visual methodology in this field.

Research Methods for Sports Studies

Finn, M., Elliott-White, M. and Walton, M. (2000) Tourism and Leisure Research Methods: Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation, Harlow: Longman. Fishwick, L. and Leach, K. (1998) 'Game, Set and Match: Gender Bias in Television ...

Author: Chris Gratton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415493927

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This comprehensive, accessible and practical textbook provides a complete grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methods for the sports studies student. The book offers the reader a step-by-step guide to the research process, from designing a research project, to collecting and analyzing data, to reporting the research, and is richly illustrated throughout with sport-related case-studies and examples from around the world. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, the book covers key topics such as: choosing an appropriate research design undertaking a literature review key research techniques, including questionnaires, interviews, content analysis and ethnographic studies data analysis, including an introduction to SPSS, as well as guides to descriptive and inferential statistics writing a research report ethical issues in sports research. Research Methods in Sports Studies is designed to be a complete and self-contained companion to any research methods course and contains a wealth of useful features, such as highlighted definitions of key terms, revision questions, practical research exercises, and a companion website with web links, multiple choice questions, powerpoint slides, and other learning resources. The book is also an invaluable reference for any student undertaking a dissertation or research project as part of their studies. Visit the companion website at: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415493932