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An Introduction to Visual Research Methods in Tourism

ISBN 9780415570053
Published September 20, 2011 by Routledge
232 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

An Introduction to Visual Research Methods in Tourism is the first book to present, discuss and promote the use of a range of visual methods in tourism studies. It introduces methods ranging from the collection of secondary visual materials for the purposes of analysis (such as postcards, tourism brochures, and websites) and the creation of visuals in the context of primary research (such as photography, video and drawings), to the production of data through photo-elicitation techniques. The book promotes thoroughly underpinned interdisciplinary visual tourism research and includes an exploration of many key philosophical, methodological and inter-disciplinary approaches. Comprised of five parts: introduction; paradigms, academic disciplines and theory; methods; analysis and representation; and conclusion. This volume informs and inspires its readers through a reliance on theory, examples from tourism studies conducted in various geographical locations and through key pedagogical features such as annotated further readings, practical tips boxes and concise chapter summaries.

This book will be of interest to experienced visual tourism researchers, scholars wishing to incorporate visual methods in their studies of tourism for the very first time, as well as students on undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral programmes who are contemplating the incorporation of visual methods in their studies of tourism.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  Chapter 1. Introducing Visual Methods to Tourism Studies  Tijana Rakić and Donna Chambers  Part 2: Paradigms, Academic Disciplines, and Theory  Chapter 2. Philosophies of the Visual (Method) in Tourism Research Tijana Rakić  Chapter 3. The (in)discipline of Visual Tourism Research Donna Chambers  Part 3: Methods  Chapter 4. Collecting Visual Materials from Secondary Sources  Salla Jokela and Pauliina Raento  Chapter 5. Eliciting Embodied Knowledge and Response: Respondent-led Photography and Visual Autoethnography  Caroline Scarles  Chapter 6 Photo-elicitation and the Construction of Tourist Experiences: Photographs as Mediators in Interviews  Erika Andersson Cederholm  Chapter 7. Video Diary Methodology and Tourist Experience Research Naomi Pockok, Alison McIntosh and Anne Zahra  Chapter 8. The Drawing Methodology in Tourism Research William Canon Hunter  Part 4: Analysis and Representation  Chapter 9. Readings of Tourist Photographs Michael Haldrup and Jonas Larsen  Chapter 10. Beyond Content: Thematic-discourse-centred Qualitative Methods for Analysing Visual Data Joy Sather-Wagstaff  Chapter 11. Representing Visual Data in Tourism Studies Publications Richard Tresidder  Part 5: Conclusion  Chapter 12. The Future of Visual Research Methods in Tourism Studies  Donna Chambers and Tijana Rakić

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Tijana Rakic holds a Ph.D. from Edinburgh Napier University, UK, where she is currently a Lecturer in Tourism and Events and Deputy Postgraduate Tourism Programmes Leader.

Donna Chambers holds a Ph.D. Tourism from Brunel University and currently lectures in tourism and is Programme Director for the MSc International Events Management at the University of Surrey, UK.