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Handbook of research methods for tourism and hospitality management

Handbook of research methods for tourism and hospitality management

Nunkoo, Robin, editor

For the current multidisciplinary community of tourism and hospitality scholars, support for research methods has been disparate and uneven. In this handbook, renowned experts fulfil a pressing need to outline, gather, and resolve methodological issues within tourism and hospitality into one original, global, and comprehensive work. With over 40 chapters by leading researchers, this handbook allows for the exploration of new innovative ideas and presents future challenges in the field

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Robin Nunkoo
ISBN: 1785366270, 9781785366277
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 584 pages ; 25 cm.
Series: Handbooks of research methods in management
Subject: Tourism Research Methodology.; Travel and Tourism.; Hospitality industry Research Methodology.
Series Title: Handbooks of research methods in management.


  1. Contents
  2. PART I Foundations of Tourism and Hospitality Research
  3. 1. The State of Research Methods in Tourism and Hospitality
  4. Robin Nunkoo
  5. 2. Positivism: Viewing Tourism And Hospitality Knowledge Objectively
  6. Girish Prayag
  7. 3. Constructionism: The Making Of Meaning In Tourism And Hospitality Research
  8. Tom Griffin
  9. 4. Postmodernism: Progressing Research In Tourism
  10. Philip Feifan Xie
  11. 5. Critical Inquiry In Tourism And Hospitality Research
  12. Heather Mair
  13. 6. Existential-phenomenology: Understanding Tourists´ Experiences
  14. Sandhiya Goolaup and Cecilia Solér
  15. 7. Understanding Theory and Theoretical Contribution
  16. Ekaterina Sorokina and Youcheng Wang
  17. 8. Theory Building and Evaluation in Tourism Research
  18. Ekaterina Sorokina and Youcheng Wang
  19. 9. Managing the Spatialities of Fieldwork and Tourism
  20. C. Michael Hall
  21. PART II Qualitative Research Methods
  22. 10. Using Ethnographic And Participatory Approaches In Tourism And Hospitality Research
  23. Nicholas Wise
  24. 11. On The Use Of Meta-Theory In Grounded Investigations: In Principle And Practice In Hospitality And Tourism Research
  25. T.S. Stumpf and Christopher B. Califf
  26. 12. Building Knowledge From The Tourism Field: The Grounded Theory Approach
  27. Alain Decrop and Julie Masset
  28. 13. Using Participant Observation With Socially Constructed Grounded Theory Method To Explore On-Site Guest And Visitor Behaviour
  29. Vern Biaett
  30. 14. Narrative Analysis and Tourism Research
  31. Tom Griffin
  32. 15. Sensual Quasi-Q-Sort (SQQS): Enriching Qualitative Hospitality And Tourism Research Via The Human Senses
  33. Alfred Ogle
  34. 16. Falling On Deaf Ears: Tourism Research And Audio Methods
  35. Martin Trandberg Jensen
  36. 17. The Use Of Projective Techniques To Circumvent Socially Desirable Responses Or Reveal The Subconscious
  37. Ann Hindley and Xavier Font
  38. 18. Examining Gastronomic Experiences Using Auto-Driven Photo-Elicitation
  39. Bill J. Gregorash
  40. 19. Personal Construct Theory And The Repertory Test In Destination Image Research
  41. Steven Pike
  42. 20. Findings From The Treasure Chest: Conducting Archival Research In Tourism And Hospitality
  43. Susann Power
  44. 21. Netnography As A New Research Method In Tourism Studies: A Bibliometric Analysis Of Journal Articles (2006-2015)
  45. Jing (Bill) Xu and Mao-Ying Wu
  46. PART III Quantitative Research Methods
  47. 22. Administering Face-To-Face Structured Questionnaires In Tourism Research
  48. Antonino Mario Oliveri
  49. 23. Social Desirability Bias In Ethical Decision Making Research: An Application Of Conjoint Analysis
  50. Sheree-Ann Adams, Davina Stanford and Xavier Font
  51. 24. Histogram-Based Colour Image Analysis On Tourism Photography
  52. Eerang Park
  53. 25. Application Of Normative Theory And Methods In Recreation And Tourism
  54. Robert E. Manning
  55. 26. Benchmarking In Tourism Research
  56. Elke Hermans
  57. 27. Experimental Research in Tourism: Examining Changes to Destination Perception with Film-Induced Tourism
  58. Eugene Thomlinson
  59. 28. Secondary Data Modeling In Tourism And Hospitality Research
  60. Boopen Seetanah
  61. 29. Application Of Partial Least Squares Based Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) In Hospitality Research
  62. Faizan Ali, Woody G. Kim, and Cihan Cobanoglu
  63. PART IV Mixed Methods Research
  64. 30. Mixed Methods In Tourism: Philosophical Assumptions And Key Research Design Issues
  65. Girish Prayag
  66. 31. Combining Qualitative And Quantitative Research: Semiotics, Structuralism And Content Analysis
  67. Leanne White
  68. 32. Conducting Mixed Methods In Tourism And Hospitality Management: Applications In Competitive Strategy, Management Systems, And Sustainability Practices
  69. José F. Molina-Azorín, Xavier Font, María D. López-Gamero, Jorge Pereira-Moliner, Eva M. Pertusa-Ortega and Juan J. Tarí
  70. 33. Quantitative and Qualitative Content Analysis
  71. C. Michael Hall
  72. 34. Applying Case Study Methodology To Tourism Research
  73. Sandra De Urioste-Stone, William J. McLaughlin, John J. Daigle and Jessica P. Fefer
  74. 35. Research Methodology Choice in Serious Leisure in Renaissance Festival Tourism
  75. Elizabeth T. Coberly and Susan L. Slocum
  76. 36. Climate Change And Tourism Research In South Africa: Prospects And Obstacles For Mixed-Method Approaches
  77. Gijsbert Hoogendoorn and Jennifer Fitchett
  78. 37. Bringing Cross-Disciplinarity To The Fore: A Methodological Framework For Leadership In Destination Management Organisations
  79. Dean Hristov and Haywantee Rumi Ramkissoon
  80. 38. Measuring Innovation In Tourism: Issues From The Western Cape Experience
  81. Irma Booyens
  82. PART V Other Research Issues
  83. 39. Sampling Design in Tourism and Hospitality Research
  84. Viraiyan Teeroovengadum and Robin Nunkoo
  85. 40. Methodological Issues In Cross-Cultural Tourism And Hospitality Research
  86. Frederic Dimanche and Lidia Andrades
  87. 41. Ethical Issues In Tourism And Hospitality Research
  88. Gianna Moscardo
  89. 42. Child-Centred Approaches in Tourism and Hospitality Research: Methodological Opportunities and Ethical Challenges
  90. Antonia Canosa, Anne Graham and Erica Wilson
  91. 43. Tourism Research And Knowledge Transfer
  92. Lisa Ruhanen and Chris Cooper
  93. Index