Principles and Methods of Tourism Research (2013D12I9)
- Level of study PhD academic studies
Ph.D. Dobrica Jovičić
- Subject status: elective
- ECTS: 8
- Semester: II
- Number of classes: 4
The subject of tourism research is tourism as a complex phenomenon, connecting various elements: spatial, ecological, sociological, cultural, economic, and others. The framework for implementation of the related research consists of certain methodological principles forming the basis of model of scientific research of tourism, such as: causality research, research of the forms of tourism presence in practice, and research of tourism effects. The aim of course is acquiring knowledge about: methods of applying these principles, and use of certain methods of other sciences, which are often applied in tourism research.
Education and training of students for: determining the structural, functional and typological characteristics of a tourism phenomenon; defining and discussing spatial, sociological and economic dimensions in tourism; and the research of relations between the general and the individual, which in tourism have not only theoretical but also practical value.
1. The conceptual framework of modern tourism. 2. The emergence of special scientific disciplines on tourism. 3. Identification of causality - the basis and framework of tourism research. 4. Research of tourism flows. 5. Consideration of various forms of tourism presence in practice (agency business, propaganda, traffic). 6. Research of the effects of tourism traffic. 7. Statistical collection and processing of tourist traffic information. 8. Personality and culture - basic socio-psychological categories in creating and meeting tourist needs. 9. Recreational, cultural, spatial and functional elements of tourism movements. 10. Elements and methods of tourist valorization. 11. "Knowledge Platform" as a basis for tourism research. 12. Tourist clienteleinvestigations. 13. Key tasks of improvement of tourism theory and methodology. 14. Tourism destinations as complex adaptive systems. 15. Creation of scientific-research project.
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