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Research Paper in Tourism Management - HRTRT83

Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HMEMS80
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to grasp the first steps of the research process by designing a research paper. This includes an undertaking of an extensive literature review and the development of a research instrument (motivating the choice thereof). Particular emphasis is placed on studentsメ ability to apply research methods to selected tourism research focus areas, such as business and leisure tourism, ecotourism, hospitality and attractions management, inclusive tourism, transport for tourism and e-travel. The module provides a sound knowledge and practical orientation on how to conduct research in the tourism field. Particular emphasis is placed on developing of skills and knowledge regarding the research process. The research paper covers among other areas strategic research planning concepts, principles, tools and best practices on how to conduct research in the subject field of tourism. In addition, industry interaction and liaison (or practical case studies) is recommended to grasp the essence of the research module.