This insightful book explores the most important established and emerging qualitative and quantitative research methods in tourism. The authors provide a detailed overview of the nature of the research method, its use in tourism, the advantages and limitations, and future directions for research.
Each chapter is structured to provide information on: the nature of the technique and its evolution; background and types of problems that the technique is designed to handle; applications of the technique to tourism, including discussion of studies that have used the technique and their findings; advantages and limitations of the technique conceptually and for policy formulation; and further developments and applications of the technique in tourism research.
Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism will appeal to social scientists, students as well as researchers in tourism who use quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
Contributors: K.M. Adams, E. Ahmed, A. Apostolakis, S. Cang, C. Cater, S. Divisekera, D. Dredge, L. Dwyer, E.W. Foemmel, L. Fredline, A. Gill, U. Gretzel, R. Hales, G.R. Jennings, O. Junek, H. Kennedy-Eden, L. Killion, G. Kyle, J. Lee, Z. Lei, G. Li, T. Low, N.G. McGehee, C. Morley, A. Papatheodorou, G.B. Peng, S. Petit, T.D. Pham, C. Polo, N.F. Ribeiro, J. Rosselló, C.A. Santos, N. Seetaram, C. Shim, H. Song, S. Stepchenkova, D.J. Timothy, L.W. Turner, E. Valle, C. Vu, S.F Witt