Reflections of a Qualitative Researcher: Structuring a Qualitative Research Methodology–An Illustration from a PhD Thesis

Kamble, Zilmiyah (2022) Reflections of a Qualitative Researcher: Structuring a Qualitative Research Methodology–An Illustration from a PhD Thesis. In: Okumus, Fevzi, Rasoolimanesh, S. Mostafa, and Jahani, Shiva, (eds.) Contemporary Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism. Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, United Kingdom, pp. 157-173.

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Abstract

Selecting the methodological approach is a critical decision as it largely determines the effectiveness of the research. Encapsulating the research approach as a chapter in a thesis is often a challenge to many young researchers, despite the abundance of guides on PhD thesis writing and on the various approaches to research methodologies. However, most guides are descriptive and fail to provide appropriate illustrations of a methodology chapter especially in qualitative research. In a qualitative methodology chapter, key factors are the assumptions, theoretical lens, and worldviews on the topic, making qualitative methodology chapter less definite, more subjective and lacks a conventional model. This chapter addresses the need for qualitative research samples and aims to advance the understanding of writing a qualitative research methodology chapter by providing essential guidelines. The guidelines are drawn from an actual qualitative research methodology chapter of a PhD thesis in the field of tourism and social cohesion.

Item ID: 74828
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-80117-546-3
Keywords: Qualitative research; Methodology chapter; Drafting a PhD thesis; Case study; Interpretivist paradigm; Tourism
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Zilmiyah Kamble. Published under exclusive licence by Emerald Publishing Limited.
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2022 06:13
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441006 Sociological methodology and research methods @ 100%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110402 Socio-cultural issues in tourism @ 100%
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