Researching political tourists: a case study approach

Frenzel, F. (2010) Researching political tourists: a case study approach. Methodology: Innovative approaches to research, 1 (1). pp. 24-26. ISSN 2043-698X Available from:

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In this article I present the research methodology I used in my PhD research. I conducted a case study to examine political tourists within a framework of participant action research (PAR ). Here I explain my choice of this approach in the light of some of the major critiques voiced against case studies. Some critics suggest that findings from case studies don’t allow generalising statements. I also discuss critical questions regarding the role of bias and ethics involved in using case-studies. While these two latter ones are general concerns with research, they play a central role in the field researched here. The role of PAR in the case study is critical to this argument. I explain how I relate to the field and how this relation both enables a unique perspective but also involves co-research with the research participants.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:political tourism, methodology, case study, participant action research
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:12528
Deposited By: F. Frenzel
Deposited On:17 Dec 2010 15:15
Last Modified:05 Aug 2016 08:46

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