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Qualitative Research in Tourism: Ontologies, Epistemologies and Methodologies

Qualitative Research in Tourism: Ontologies, Epistemologies and Methodologies
  

The first book to focus solely upon qualitative research in tourism, it combines discussions of the philosophies underpinning qualitative research, with chapters written in a reflexive style that demonstrate the ways in which the techniques can be

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ISBN 9780415280860
Barcode 9780415280860
Published 15 June 2002 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Goodson, Lisa
Edited by Phillimore, Jenny
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
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ISBN-13 9780415280860
ISBN-10 0415280869
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 15 June 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Goodson, Lisa
Edited by Phillimore, Jenny
Series Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Category Research Methods: General
Tourism Industry
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 703g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Tourism - Research, Qualitative research
NBS Text Industrial Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 338.4791072
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Whilst qualitative approaches are beginning to be more commonly used and accepted in tourism, discussions of research methods have rarely moved beyond practical considerations. To date there has been limited attention given to the underlying philosophical and theoretical underpinnings that influence the research process. This book links the theory with research practice, to offer a more holistic account of how qualitative research can be used in tourism. Qualitative Research in Tourism is the first book to focus solely upon qualitative research in tourism. It combines discussions of the philosophies underpinning qualitative research, with chapters written in a reflexive style that demonstrate the ways in which the techniques can be used. The book is based on a range of empirical tourism studies set in the context of theoretical discussion. It demonstrates the benefits of using a range of qualitative approaches to research tourism and the text explores the ways in which a number of techniques, including participants observation, memory work, biographical diaries, focus groups and visual exercises, have been adopted by researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to undertake empirical research in tourism. The book provides a range of case studies written by leading scholars from the UK, Greece, Scandinavia, America, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. The book makes it clear, in an accessible style, the ways in which these pieces of research have been informed by the authors' epistemological, ontological and methodological standpoint. Qualitative Research in Tourism will be indispensable to any final year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students embarking on research in the field, and also academics with an interest in either tourism research or qualitative methodology.

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