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Researching Hospitality and Tourism 2ed

by Bob Brotherton SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9781446287545
Format:
Hbk 336 pages
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'Takes readers systematically through the entire research process from the formulation of the aim to the presentation of the dissertation... a key subject-specific resource in our fields.'- Dr Peter Lugosi, Oxford Brookes University 'Currently the leading book of its kind... students and other novice researchers will find it accessible and user-friendly. Highly recommended.'- Professor Roy C. Wood, University of MacauBob Brotherton offers an uncluttered guide to the key concepts and essential research techniques in hospitality and tourism. By providing an authoritative introduction, students are taken through the issues and decisions that need to be considered to conceive, plan, conduct and write up a research project. With updates to every chapter and an array of practical examples, this new edition takes students step-by-step through each decision and action stage of the research process, from identifying a topic and formulating the research question to carrying out research and analysing findings.A companion website will provide a host of student resources including links to video and web resources, suggested further reading, free to download journal articles, and test questions for each chapter.

The Nature and Relevance of Research
Research Philosophies and Schools of Thought
Developing the Research Proposal and Plan
Sourcing and Reviewing the Literature
Developing the Conceptual Framework
Choosing the Empirical Research Design
Collecting the Empirical Data
Sampling
Analysing Quantitative Data
Analysing Qualitative Data
Writing Up the Research Project

This is a very useful book both for those who are studying tourism administration at any level and also for members of the tourism industry including tourism planning specialists at administrative positions. I find the book reader-friendly and well organised.