Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management
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Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Edited by Robin Nunkoo

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.
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Chapter 20: Findings from the treasure chest: conducting archival research in tourism and hospitality

Susann Power

Abstract

in this chapter, archival Research is presented as an alternative research strategy in qualitative tourism and hospitality research. Its theoretical underpinnings are highlighted; common pitfalls, and tools to avoid these, are presented; and a case study provides a practical research setting. Finally, its rigour and potential methodological contribution are shown.

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