How to Research and Write a Thesis in Hospitality and Tourism: A Step-By-Step Guide for College Students / Edition 1

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Overview

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!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471552406
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/24/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

Meet the Author

JAMES M. POYNTER is Director of the Travel Administration program at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. A thirty-year veteran of the travel industry, he also conducts seminars for national travel associations, universities, colleges, and a wide range of private institutions. In addition to designing, marketing, and personally guiding more than 40 tours, he serves as a consultant to a large number of corporate travel departments, tour companies, and travel agencies.
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Table of Contents

Your Original Thesis.

The Starting Point--Chapter Two.

Starting Chapter One.

The Chapter One Core.

Completing Chapter One.

Chapter Two Revisited.

The Cover Letter and the Research Instrument.

Chapter Three--The Foundation.

Chapter Three--The Research Structure.

Chapter Three--The Mechanics.

Mailings and Chapter Four.

Writing Chapter Five.

Post-Study Tasks.

Index.

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