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

  • Publish Date: 1993-09-24
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: James M. Poynter
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A comprehensive guide to academic research methods that focuses on two of the world's fastest growing industries. As tourism continues to play a larger role in economies all over the world, record numbers of students are flocking to college and university programs in this specialized field of study. Charged with writing a comprehensive thesis that relates to their special hospitality area of interest, many of these students--some of whom are preparing a thesis for the first time in their academic careers--experience difficulty in organizing a project on such a scale. Designed as a companion to the student who is writing such a thesis, How to Research and Write a Thesis in Hospitality and Tourism is a beginner's guide to basic research and writing specifically on this burgeoning field of study. This hands-on guide helps students pull together the various components of a thesis in an organized, coherent fashion--from the cover page to the bibliography--and all the chapters in between. Students learn everything they need to know about developing, designing,and completing an original research study including:
* How to develop an original thesis
* How to conduct a thorough literature review
* How to write a knockout introduction
* How to write effective chapter summaries
* How to prepare footnotes and bibliography
* How to prepare a persuasive cover letter
* How to obtain, record, analyze, and interpret data
* And much more!