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Title Research Methods for Leisure Recreation and Tourism 2nd Edition
Author Ercan Sirakaya-Turk
Publisher CABI
Release 2017-04-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 407
ISBN 1786390485
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Describing the fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, this new edition of a popular textbook is updated throughout. It covers the measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also a wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research. Written by internationally renowned researchers in an accessible style, this book introduces both undergraduate and graduate students to the vital skills they will need to succeed in the leisure, recreation, tourism and hospitality industries.

Title Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism
Author A.J. Veal
Publisher Pearson UK
Release 2017-12-19
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 640
ISBN 1292217863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now in its fifth edition, Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism has become the ultimate reference text for both students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and practising managers. This book combines comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods with step-by step guidance through research software including Excel, SPSS and NVivo. Key features Coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, ensuring a balanced approach to data collection and analysis Practical guidance on conducting research and writing reports, showing the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ Detailed coverage of the development of conceptual frameworks for research, research design, analytical methods and the composition of research reports, providing everything required to conduct a research project International case studies and extensive examples from the leisure and tourism literature Questions, exercises and further reading for each chapter Extensive web-based support materials New to this edition The fifth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes additional material on: Management and policy-related research methods EndNote bibliographic referencing software Notes on additional methods including: big data, discourse analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, netnography/web-based research, people meters For the analysis of quantitative data, SPSS is updated to version 23 For qualitative data analysis, the guide to NVivo software is updated to version 11.

Title Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism
Author Anthony James Veal
Publisher Pearson Education
Release 2006
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 421
ISBN 9780273682004
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive guide to practical research in the leisure and tourism sector.

Title Research Methods in Sport Studies and Sport Management
Author A.J. Veal
Publisher Routledge
Release 2014-03-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 616
ISBN 1317691156
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Research can be a challenging but rewarding activity. All degree-level students studying sport, and all effective professionals working in the sport sector need to have a sound understanding of research methods and how to critically interpret research findings. This broad-ranging, in-depth and practical textbook introduces research methods for students on sport-related degree courses, outlining the knowledge and practical skills needed to undertake meaningful research and to become a knowledgeable consumer of the research of others. The book explores every element of the research process, from the fundamental ‘what, why and who?’ questions, through research plans, literature review, qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection and data analysis, to the communication of research results. It offers a critical appraisal of alternative methods, including mixed methods, as well as clear guidance on how to use each particular method. Every chapter contains test questions and practical exercises, detailed case studies, a clear chapter summary and extensive guides to further sport-related study resources, to enable students to check their understanding and develop, extend and apply their practical skills. Step-by-step introductions to the use of the key statistical packages Excel, SPSS and NVivo in sport research are included. On-line support materials include some 400 PowerPoint slides and copies of data-sets used in the book. With deeper and broader coverage than any other sport-related research methods textbook, and a clear focus on ‘how to do it’, Research Methods for Sport Studies and Sport Management is an essential companion for any sport-related degree course.

Title The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management
Author Chris Cooper
Publisher SAGE
Release 2018-08-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 616
ISBN 1526461447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on theories, concepts and disciplinary approaches to tourism studies, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Researching Tourism Part Two: Social Analysis Part Three: Economic Analysis Part Four: Technological Analysis Part Five: Environmental Analysis Part Six: Political Analysis This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.

Title Recent Advances in Tourism Marketing Research
Author Kaye Sung Chon
Publisher Routledge
Release 2014-09-19
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 294
ISBN 1135909091
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In order to respond to the dynamic changes taking place in the competitive world of tourism, marketing programs need to be constantly adjusted and updated to take account of new market research. Recent Advances in Tourism Marketing Research offers tourism marketers an excellent basis for developing and evaluating their marketing efforts. The book explores exciting new approaches to conducting tourism marketing research and presents applications which will help you develop and implement new tourism marketing strategies in your business. Chapters in Recent Advances in Tourism Marketing Research reflect the recent explosion of high quality tourism marketing research. Authors come from a number of disciplines and perspectives, ranging from more traditional programs such as hotel, restaurant, and tourism management and leisure studies to geography, urban and regional planning, and sociology. This fusion of diverse ideas gives you innovative insight into important tourism marketing issues including: market segmentation importance-performance analysis tourism demand forecasting destination choice modeling experience-based sampling methods qualitative methods in tourism research Recent Advances in Tourism Marketing Research positions international tourism within the broader context of the worldwide services economy. It shows marketing and tourism professionals the significance of changing tourism issues and trends based on results of current research which will drive future marketing strategies, and it helps them see their own strategies in light of the future. This unique book helps tourism marketers shape the future of their marketing programs for a tourism product that challenges traditional ways of conducting tourism business. Destination promoters, decisionmakers, and planners in tourism and students and educators of tourism, hospitality, and leisure studies worldwide will find the diversity and originality of the research presented in Recent Advances in Tourism Marketing Research essential for developing successful marketing strategies now and in the future. Also, libraries of schools that have leisure and recreation, tourism, hospitality, marketing, and service programs will want to make this invaluable resource readily available to their patrons.

Title Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management
Author Robin Nunkoo
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Release 2018-07-27
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 584
ISBN 1785366289
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As research in tourism and hospitality reaches maturity, a growing number of methodological approaches are being utilized and, in addition, this knowledge is dispersed across a wide range of journals. Consequently there is a broad and multidisciplinary community of tourism and hospitality researchers whom, at present, need to look widely for support on methods. In this volume, researchers fulfil a pressing need by clearly presenting methodological issues within tourism and hospitality research alongside particular methods and share their experiences of what works, what does not work and where challenges and innovations lie.

Title Leisure Sport and Tourism Politics Policy and Planning 4th Edition
Author A J Veal
Publisher CABI
Release 2017-05-05
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 439
ISBN 1780648030
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The gap between theory and practice in the leisure, sport and tourism studies areas seems to have widened as scholars have become more specialized. Nevertheless, it is imperative that students be as familiar as possible with a wide range of social and political theory, and also be able to reconcile that knowledge with their own current and future roles as practicing professionals. As well as extensive updating of sources, this new edition examines such topics as libertarianism, theocracy, anti-establishment politics, and the concept of generations. A new chapter presents discussions of a number of 'issues and challenges' facing the leisure, sport and tourism sector. Introducing the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students of leisure, sport and tourism, this book is also a useful addition to the shelf of any policy maker or practitioner within the industries.

Title ISCONTOUR 2014 Tourism Research Perspectives
Author Roman Egger
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release 2014-05-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 324
ISBN 3735776515
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Proceedings of the ISCONTOUR The aim of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR) is thus to offer students a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations. The annual conference, wich is jointly organised by the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, will take place alternatively at the locations Salzburg and Krems. The conference research chairs are Prof. (FH) Dr. Roman Egger (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. (FH) Mag. Christian Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Krems). The target audience include international students (also PhDs), graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as companies and anyone interested in the conference topic areas. Issues to be covered at the conference include the following areas within a tourism context: Marketing & Management Tourism Product Development & Sustainability Information and Communication Technologies

Title Tourism and Leisure Research Methods
Author Mick Finn
Publisher Pearson Education
Release 2000
Category Computers
Total Pages 285
ISBN 9780582368712
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This practical guide for undergraduate and HND/C students of Leisure and Tourism provides the tools to recognise and produce good research. It delivers a highly readable demonstration of the methods needed to achieve impressive qualitative and quantitative research. It will enable readers to successfully evaluate their own tourism and leisure research and the research of others. The book focuses on the key concepts of reliability, validity and representativeness. Extensive examples throughout the book highlight the techniques and theory described, and provide the inspiration for readers to generate ideas for new research projects. The book is directly focused on tourism and leisure examples. A step-by-step guide takes students through the use of SPSS for Windows and an SPSS data file is included; end of chapter exercises test student understanding of the material; and numerous suggestions for further research activity direct the reader to additional sources.