1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
3 x 1-hour workshops per semester
1 13.5 units of topics
2 TOUR1101 - Introduction to International Tourism Management
3 Admission into BTRM-Bachelor of Tourism Management
4 COMS1001 - Academic and Professional Communication
Must Satisfy: ((1 and 2) or (3 and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of CUTU2006, CUTU2006A, TOUR2002, TOUR8114 has been successfully completed
Topic description
The aim of this topic is to provide basic training in research practice and essential knowledge on philosophies, methods and activities that are involved in preparing for a research project. It will cover the multi-disciplinary context of tourism research in terms of research process, research design, data sources, data analysis and communicating research results. Students will learn to develop the foundations of an academic research proposal in this topic, with a chosen case study related to an identified tourism destination.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • provide an overview of the purpose and diversity of research in tourism arena

  • introduce the concepts and principles of research process including literature review, research paradigms, methodologies, methods and data forms

  • further develop analytical and critical reading and writing skills in the creation of effective research proposals

  • provide knowledge and resources to formulate and prepare for successful tourism research activities
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of research needs and purposes for varying tourism sectors

  • formulate sound research questions and complementary methodologies based on their understanding of the underpinning theoretical context

  • develop an academic research proposal to achieve a desired outcome for an identified tourism sector

  • demonstrate familiarity with skills and techniques required during the research process, in order to prepare industry-relevant proposals