Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism

Handbook of Research Methods in Tourism

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

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Edited by Larry Dwyer, Alison Gill and Neelu Seetaram

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.

Chapter 14: Cost-Benefit Analysis

Larry Dwyer

Subjects: development studies, tourism, environment, environmental sociology, tourism, geography, tourism, research methods, qualitative research methods, quantitative research methods


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