Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781955956
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 04/14/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Edited by Larry Dwyer, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Alison Gill, Simon Fraser University, Canada and Neelu Seetaram, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Table of Contents




1. Statistical Testing Techniques

Gang Li

2. Regression Analysis

Jaume Rosselló

3. Time Series Analysis

Shuang Cang and Neelu Seetaram

4. Demand Modeling and Forecasting

Grace Bo Peng, Haiyan Song and Stephen F. Witt

5. Structural Equation Modeling

Jenny (Jiyeon) Lee and Gerard Kyle

6. Discrete Choice Analysis and Experimental Design

Clive Morley

7. Panel Data Analysis

Neelu Seetaram and Sylvain Petit

8. The Almost Ideal Demand System

Sarath Divisekera

9. Hedonic Price Analysis

Andreas Papatheodorou, Zheng Lei and Alexandros Apostolakis

10. Factor Analysis

Lindsay W. Turner and Chau Vu

11. Cluster Analysis

Liz Fredline

12. Input–Output and SAM Models

Clemente Polo and Elisabeth Valle

13. CGE Modeling

Larry Dwyer and Tien Duc Pham

14. Cost–Benefit Analysis

Larry Dwyer


Gayle R. Jennings

15. Grounded Theory

Olga Junek and Les Killion

16. Ethnographic Methods

Kathleen M. Adams

17. Focus Groups

Carl Cater and Tiffany Low

18. Interview Techniques

Nancy Gard McGehee

19. Participant Observation

Nuno F. Ribeiro and Eric W. Foemmel

20. Cross-cultural Approaches

Carla Almeida Santos and Changsup Shim

21. Archival Research

Dallen J. Timothy

22. Community Case Study Research

Dianne Dredge and Rob Hales


23. Content Analysis

Svetlana Stepchenkova

24. Meta-analyses of Tourism Research

Ulrike Gretzel and Heather Kennedy-Eden

25. Network Analysis

Ehsan Ahmed


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