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Tourism Research, Methods and Techniques 2017/2018

  • 6 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Final Assessment

Objectives

1. Identify tourism as an area of research and intervention;
2. Demonstrate ethical capacity;
4. Apply APA standards;
5. Demonstrate research capability;
6. Know the different stages of the research process and apply them in a structured and organized way
In a research initiation report;
7. Recognize the qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods of data collection and analysis;
8. Demonstrate ability to plan and design research projects;
9. Demonstrate ability to reflect on data analysis;

Recommended Prerequisites

Not applicable.

Teaching Metodology

Expositive methods accompanied by reflection and analysis.
Individual project.
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Body of Work

1. Approach to Tourism Research: areas of research and research groups
2. Ethical research issues
3. Citation standards and bibliographic description APA: correct use of bibliographic references
4. The research of the thematic literature: the state of the art and use of databases
5. Theoretical background to the research work
6. The different stages of research:
6.1. The model and structure of a research project
6.2. Different methods of investigation
6.3. Definition of the problem of departure;
6.4. Sample description
6.5. Objectives / research hypotheses
6.6. Choice of method of data collection and analysis
6.7. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods
7. Data collection techniques and tools
8. Data analysis and ancillary means of quantitative and qualitative analysis
9. Scientific writing: reflective analysis of a paper

Recommended Bibliography

Bell, J. (1997). Como realizar um Projecto de Investigação: um guia para a pesquisa em ciências sociais e da
Educação. Lisboa: Gradiva.
Lessard-Hébert, M., Goyette, G., & Boutin, G. (1994). Investigação qualitativa: Fundamentos e práticas.
Lisboa: Instituto Piaget
Foddy, W. (1996). Como perguntar? Teoria e prática da construção de perguntas em entrevistas e
questionários (1.ª ed.). Oeiras: Celta.
Silva, A. S. & Pinto, J. M. (orgs.) (1987) Metodologia das Ciências Sociais, Porto, Afrontamento.
VEAL, A. J. (2011) Research methods for leisure and tourism: a practical guide. 4th ed. Prentice Hall.

Complementary Bibliography

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Weekly Planning

Week 1: Approach to Tourism Research; Ethical research issues; Citation and
Bibliographic description APA
Week 2: The theoretical background of the research work. Start to build
A portfolio. Thematic research.
Week 3: The different stages of research. Typologies of research methods; Definition of
Research problem.
Week 4 and 5: Choice of method of data collection and analysis; Qualitative, quantitative and qualitative methods
Mixed Techniques and instruments of data collection: construction of a questionnaire and interview.
Week 6: Training in the use of research methods.
Week 7 to 15: Case study: questionnaire, interview and observation

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The approach to Tourism Research, research areas and research groups allows
Tourism as an area of ??research and intervention. In the same way, knowledge of the
Citation and bibliographic description APA: correct use of bibliographic references will enable the student
Applied in the context of research. The research of the thematic literature, the
State of the art and use of databases will allow the student to demonstrate ethical research capacity
Which is the theoretical framework. Knowing the different steps of the investigation allows to apply them
Structured and organized in a research initiation report and recognize the qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods of data collection and analysis, as well as demonstrate
Planning and elaboration of research projects The analysis of scientific writing: reflective analysis of a
The student demonstrates the capacity for reflection

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

In the lectures will be the identification of Tourism as an area of ??research and
Intervention and the ethical knowledge that will allow the demonstration of ethical capacity. In the classroom
The student will have the opportunity to know the different stages of the research process.
Such as: Approach to Tourism Research: research areas and research groups;
Ethical research issues; Citation standards and bibliographic description APA: correct use of references
Bibliographical; The research of the thematic literature: the state of the art and use of databases; The Framework
Theory of research work; The different stages of research; The model is
Structure of a research project; The different of research methods. The individual project
Make it possible to define the starting point; Description of the sample; Objectives / hypotheses of
investigation; Choice of method of data collection and analysis.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Commitment to qualityYesYes
Ethical and responsible behaviourYesYes
Problem-solvingYesYes
Research skillsYesYes
TeamworkYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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