How to Research and Write a Thesis in Hospitality and Tourism A Step-by-Step Guide for College Students

ISBN-10: 0471552402

ISBN-13: 9780471552406

Edition: 1993

Authors: James M. Poynter

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When you're looking for a guide to basic academic research methods specifically focused on the hospitality and tourism industry, turn here. Shows how to choose a topic; review the literature; design an original research study; carry out the research; interpret the data; and write the final paper from start to finish.
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Book details

List price: $133.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/24/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Your Original Thesis
What Is an Original Thesis?
What Is Hospitality Industry Research?
The Original Research Thesis Chapters
Contents of Chapter One
Contents of Chapter Two
Contents of Chapter Three
Contents of Chapter Four
Contents of Chapter Five
The Appendixes
How Your Research Can Help You and the Industry
The Importance of Topic Selection
Initial Topic Selection
Initial Population Considerations
The Writing Approach
The Organizational Structure
Selecting a Style Manual
To Type, to Word Process, or to Compute
Getting Organized--Where and How to Start
Summary
Bibliography
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
The Starting Point--Chapter Two
Introduction
Should Chapter Two or Chapter One Be Written First?
The Relationship between Key Words, Note Cards, and Outlines
The Initial Research Question and the Literature Review
Key Words
Library References
Internal and External Computer Searches
Refining the Research Question
Reference Cards
The Continuing Development of Chapter Two
Outline Cards and Tab Cards
The Outline for Chapter Two
What Is Footnoted?
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Starting Chapter One
Introduction
The Mechanics of Front Pages
Writing the Chapter One Introduction
The Population Revisited
Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
The Chapter One Core
Introduction
The Importance of Chapter One Core Sections
The Downward Importance Flow in Chapter One
The Final Research Question
The Statement of the Problem
The Subproblems
Hypotheses
Organization of the Paper
Assumptions
Delimitations
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Completing Chapter One
Introduction
The Final Organizational Structure of Chapter One
Defining Terms and Abbreviations
Writing the "Importance of the Study" Section
Writing the Chapter One Summary
Tying in Chapters One and Two
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Chapter Two Revisited
Introduction
The Ongoing Literature Review Draft
Writing the Front Pages for Chapter Two
Writing the Introduction to Chapter Two
Revising Chapter Two to the Three Standard Sections
The Footnotes for Chapter Two
The Bibliography for Chapter Two
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
The Cover Letter and the Research Instrument
Introduction
The Questionnaire as a Foundation for Original Research
The Importance of Tieing the Population and the Thesis Research Question to the Research Instrument
Preliminary Research Instrument Development Techniques--Note Cards of Questions
Preliminary Research Instrument Development Techniques--Interview Sampling
The Document Review/Revision Process
Geographical Sampling Size
Phone or Personal Visit Sampling
Sample Size
Refining Final Research Instrument Questions Based on Responses from the Sampling
The Delphi Approach
Writing the First Draft of the Research Instrument
Writing the Cover Letter
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Chapter Three--The Foundation
Introduction
Primary and the Secondary Data
Criteria for the Admissibility of Data
Validity
Reliability
The Chapter Three Population Description
Summary
Bibliography
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Chapter Three--The Research Structure
Introduction
Research Methodologies
The Means of Obtaining and the Location of the Data for Each Problem and Subproblem
Statistical Treatment Options
Treatment Options for the Data
Interpretation of the Data for Each Problem and Subproblem
Item Analyses
Tables, Figures, Graphs, and Charts
Basic Review Checks
Summary
Bibliography
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Chapter Three--The Mechanics
Introduction
The Chapter Three Title Page and Introduction
Preparing the Mailing and Mail Considerations for the Research Instrument
Coding Options
Putting Chapter Three Together
Creating a Three-Chapter Package
Summary
Bibliography
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Mailings and Chapter Four
Introduction
Time Constraints
The Mechanics of Questionnaire Mailing
Second Mailing
When to Start the Data Analysis
Recording Incoming Data
Applying Statistical Data Analyses
Preparing the Charts
Writing the Chapter Four Front Pages
Preparing the Appendixes
Writing the Chapter Four Conclusion
Creating a Four-Chapter Package
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Writing Chapter Five
Introduction
The Chapter Five Introduction
Interpreting Each Subproblem's Data
Interpreting the Conclusion of Each Hypothesis
Interpreting the Conclusions Concerning the Problem and the Research Question
Generalizations Beyond the Parameters of the Study
Writing the "Recommendations for Further Study" Section
Writing the "Contributions of the Study" Section
Writing the Chapter Five Conclusion
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Post-Study Tasks
Introduction
The Addenda
Packaging the Original Research Study
Writing the Research Study Synopsis
Thank-You Letters and Synopsis Distribution
Publishing and Otherwise Using the Thesis
Summary
Discussion Questions
Role Play Exercises
Exercises
Index
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