Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
Edition: 2

Paper: 978 1 78639 048 6 / $75.00
 
Published: June 2017  

Publisher: CABI
408 pp., 7 1/2" x 9 5/8"
Series: CABI Tourism Texts
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.

This new edition includes:
* New and expanded material on visual research methods, non-parametric tests and sampling to encompass growing areas of research interest;
* Pedagogical features and extra citations to create a cohesive learning experience for students; and
* Numerous examples from tourism and recreation literature in every chapter, tying theory into scenarios students could face in their careers.

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.

Table of Contents:
Part I: An Overview of Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Research
1: Research Methods for Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
Part II: ABC's of Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Research
2: Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Research Design
3: Finding and Summarizing Research Literature
4: Measurement of Variables
5: Proposal Writing
Part III: Research Methods and Data Collection
6: Survey Research: Sampling and Questionnaire Design
7: Qualitative Research in Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
8: Grounded Theory Methodology in Research
9: Evaluation Research Methods in Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Research
10: Experimental Research
11: Cross-cultural and Visual Research: Issues and Concerns
Part IV: Analyzing the Data and Testing Hypotheses
12: Summarizing Data
13: Inferential Analysis of Data
14: Relationship Analysis: t-Tests, Analysis of Variance Cross Tabulations
15: Describing Linear Bivariate Relationships: Correlation Analysis
16: Factor Analytical Procedures
Part V: Research Write Ups: Reporting the Results
17: Communicating Research Results


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Praise for the previous edition:
"To write a good textbook is only possible with pedagogic sensitivity, significant educational experiences, and research practice. This book is evidence that the editors possess all three qualifications. A student-friendly publication introducing plenty of examples and case studies (and) encouraging students to acquire the skills needed... this book (is) a winner."
- Annals of Tourism Research 39(3), 2012
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