Researching political tourists: a case study
Methodology: Innovative approaches to research, 1 (1).
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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.
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