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Applying ‘Mixed Methods’ In The Study Of Tourist Behaviours In The City – An Example Of Conceptualization And Application (Discursive Article)

Jacek Kotus
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial Management, Department of Human Spatial Behaviour
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Published Online: 2015-11-27 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/tour-2014-0020


This article fits into the category of a conceptual-discursive article. Its aim is to discuss the application of ‘mixed methods’ in research concerning tourist behaviours, especially in the city. The article consists of a part presenting a set of methods used to study such behaviours and a part discussing the results concerning the application of a proposed research procedure algorithm. The authors take a behavioural approach and propose using a quasi-experimental method combined with techniques of mobility monitoring (GPS), and the qualitative methods used in sociological research. The article presents a discussion concerning ‘mixed methods’, discusses a proposed algorithm of research procedure and presents conclusions following the joint application of these methods.

Keywords: mixed methods; research into tourist behaviours; behavioural experiment; movement monitoring; GPS; focus group interview


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Published Online: 2015-11-27

Published in Print: 2015-01-01

Citation Information: Turyzm, Volume 25, Issue 1, Pages 57–66, ISSN (Online) 0867-5856, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/tour-2014-0020.

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