Research Methods for Leisure & Tourism, 4th edition
A Practical Guide


By A.J. Veal
May 2011
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273717508
559 pages, Illustrated
$87.50 paper original

Now in its fourth edition, Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism has quickly become the ultimate reference text for both students undertaking academic research and practising managers.

This book combines comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods with in-depth step-by step guidance through research software including Excel, SPSS and NVivo.

PART ONE - Preperation
1. Introduction to research: what, why and who?
2. Approaches to leisure, sport and tourism research
3. Starting out - research plans and proposals
4. Research ethics
5. The range of research methods
6. Reviewing the literature

PART TWO - Data Collection
7. Secondary data sources
8. Observation
9. Qualitative data collection
10. Questionnaires - surveys, design and coding
11. Experimental methods
12. The Case Study method
13. Sampling

PART THREE - Data Analysis
14. Analysing secondary data
15. Analysing qualitative data
16. Survey analysis
17. Statistical analysis

PART FOUR - Communicating Results
18. Preparing a research report

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