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Handbook of research methods in tourism : quantitative and qualitative approaches

Author: Larry Dwyer; Alison Gill; Neelu Seetaram
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2012.
Series: Elgar original reference.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Dwyer; Alison Gill; Neelu Seetaram
ISBN: 9781781001288 1781001286 9781781001295 1781001294
OCLC Number: 812066311
Description: 1 online resource (516 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Contributors --
PART I. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS --
1. Statistical testing techniques --
2. Regression analysis --
3. Time series analysis --
4. Demand modeling and forecasting --
5. Structural equation modeling --
6. Discrete choice analysis and experimental design --
7. Panel data analysis --
8. The almost ideal demand system --
9. Hedonic price analysis --
10. Factor analysis --
11. Cluster analysis --
12. Input-output and SAM models --
13. CGE modeling --
14. Cost-benefit analysis --
PART II. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS --
15. Grounded theory --
16. Ethnographic methods --
17. Focus groups. 18. Interview techniques --
19. Participant observation --
20. Cross-cultural approaches --
21. Archival research --
22. Community case study research --
PART III. MIXED METHODS --
23. Content analysis --
24. Meta-analyses of tourism research --
25. Network analysis.
Series Title: Elgar original reference.
Responsibility: edited by Larry Dwyer, Alison Gill, Neelu Seetaram.

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