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240226 SE Research Methods in Anthropology of Tourism (2010W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Anmeldefrist: 2.8.2010 / 13 Uhr bis 21.9.2010 / 13 Uhr.

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Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 25.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 27.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 28.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 29.10. 09:00 - 10:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 03.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 04.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 05.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Monday 08.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Hörsaal A, NIG 4.Stock
Tuesday 09.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 10.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 11.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Friday 12.11. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

Introduction to Research

Approaches to Leisure and Tourism Research

Choosing Research Problems, Sites and Methods

Qualitative Methods

Quantitative Methods

Reviewing the Literature

Primary Data Collection
-Participant Observation, Informants, Field Notes
-Case Studies
-Diaries, Biographies, Autobiographies

Secondary Data Collection


Analyzing Research Findings and Data

Writing a Research report

Effective Presentation and Communication of Research Findings

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Objectives and learning outcomes:
This course aims to provide students with the knowledge to conduct tourism research business research with a perspective in doing field work in Anthropology to study cultural diversity in a community. Familiarizing students with research techniques appropriate for tourism and leisure research from an anthropological perspective is a major objective of this course. This course is designed to give students a sensitivity of their own culture and a solid foundation for doing their own documented research. The course will, in more detail, provide students with the necessary skills to plan a research project, write proposals, write reviews of literature, design questionnaires, decide on methodology, document resources, and data collection procedures. Students are expected to be able to develop their capacity to analyze and interpret data and arrive at conclusions. In addition, the course focuses on making students being able to communicate the results of scholarly research in an effective manner.

Examination topics

Teaching methods:
Lectures, in-class discussions, case studies, individual and group assignments.

Assessment methods:
Formal evaluation is based on class participation, group assignments, written assignments, and a seminar paper. For the group assignments students work in groups.

Reading list

Bernard, Russell H. (1995). Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press

Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and David Nachmias (2000): Research Methods in the Social Sciences. New York: Worth Publishers. 6th Edition.

Mick Finn, Martin Elliott-White, Mike Walton (2000): Tourism and Leisure Research Methods. Data collection, analysis and interpretation. Harlow: Pearson Longman.

Nykiel, Ronald. (2007). Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality and Tourism. New York: Haworth Press.

Veal, A. J. (2006): Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism. A Practical Guide. Harlow: FT Prentice Hall.

Association in the course directory

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