Qualitative Methods in Tourism Research Theory and Practice Edited by: Wendy Hillman, Kylie Radel

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31 Jan 2018
Channel View Publications
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This volume seeks to expose and illustrate new approaches and thinking in qualitative methods that are being developed and implemented in tourism research. The contributions bring together various qualitative methods and approaches while also providing suggestions for the juxtaposition of qualitative and quantitative methods in mixed methods research. The book has been written with a cross-disciplinary approach which provides an insight into the art of research development from business, sociology and tourism perspectives. The chapters provide readers with a context and practical application examples for each method. They present a distinctive opportunity for social researchers from a range of disciplines, in particular tourism, to examine how to adapt the wide variety of qualitative approaches to their particular research needs.

Author Biography:

Wendy Hillman is Senior Lecturer in sociology at Central Queensland University, Australia. Her research interests include qualitative social research, urban and rural sociology, gender studies, and the tourist industry in Nepal.

Kylie Radel is Senior Lecturer in marketing and tourism at Central Queensland University, Australia. Her research interests include Indigenous social justice, sustainable lifestyles and qualitative research methodologies. 

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate

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