7th Research Round Table

Authors: Guillaume Tiberghien & Dominik Huber, PhD Candidates in Tourism (AUT)

7th Research round table – Thursday, September 26th, 2-4 pm in WH 415, Level 4, WH Building (AUT)

Join the Research Roundtable and listen to Jonathon Spring and Heike Annette Schänzel who are talking about qualitative data analysis!

This time Jonathon Spring will talk about his research and more specifically about the use of hermeneutics, narrative analysis, and the critical incident technique in analysing complementary interview transcripts. His PhD study is an attempt to gain a better understanding of guide-visitor interaction (GVI) during guided wildlife tours. The talk will discuss how hermeneutics, narrative analysis and the critical incident technique can be used to analyse four different interview transcripts that refer to the same events. Attached is a synopsis detailing the background information, his research objectives and research setting as well as methodological framework.

We will also have Dr Heike Annette Schänzel, Senior Lecturer at the School of Hospitality and Tourism, and specialist about qualitative methodologies. Heike has extensive experience in grounded theory methodology and her research areas focus on tourist behaviour and experiences families, children and adolescents in tourism, among others.

As always, please feel free to bring up any difficulties or issues you are currently facing in your own research project which we can discuss either immediately or as a next topic for following round tables. Just like last time we will have some tea, coffee and biscuits.  Please contact us for any questions, suggestions or other comments regarding the research round tables.

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