Browsing All posts tagged under »research methods«

Packaging liminality: the management and commodification of liminal landscapes in tourism

June 3, 2011


Wesley Rykalski and I have had the abstract below accepted for the ATLAS 2011 conference in Valmeira, Latvia.  The theme of the conference is ’Landscape and Tourism: a dualistic relationship”.  Our plan for this paper is to take the methodology that we’ve been developing through the ‘Reading the Arcades / Reading the Promenades’ project over the last […]

Seaside towns and Local Enterprise Partnerships: paper

May 23, 2011


Our paper on seaside towns and local enterprise partnerships has just been published in the proceedings of the 2010 ATHE conference.  Click here to go to the ATHE website where you order a copy of the proceedings.  The abstract is below: Despite their huge popularity as holiday destinations, seaside towns have generally been under-researched. Existing […]

Greening Bonnaroo

July 16, 2010


This is the presentation that I gave today at the Global Events Congress IV, in Leeds. It is a case study of the event experience and sustainability, based on the application of micro-ethnographic methods.  The primary research was carried out by my colleague, Rebekah Sitz.  The full paper from this study is published in the conference […]

Ethnographic methods in events research

January 17, 2010


A colleague and I have had a paper accepted for the ‘Global Events Congress IV: Events and Festivals Research: The State of the Art’ event, to be held in Leeds from 14-16 July 2010.  Our paper looks at how the application of methods from ethnography can contribute to events management research.  Bekah carried out participant observation, photographic and auto-photographic […]


April 30, 2009


I have just found a website called Methodspace which claims to be ” the home of the Research Methods community from across the world”, a browse through is very interesting, if you’re into research methods like me…. The site is published by Sage and so I’m sure it will have a pro-sage text bias lurking […]