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Philosophical bases of the two approaches

Philosophical bases of the two approaches

Welcome to week 2. In this week, you will meet two new educators, Professor Scott McCabe and Dr. Fan Daisy.

Professor Scott McCabe is the editor in chief of Annals of Tourism Research. In this week, he will take you into the research world of social tourism to help you have a preliminary understanding of research.

Dr. Fan Daisy is currently one of senior lecturers at the Department of Tourism And Hospitality, Bournemouth University, UK. Her research interests include sharing economics and social contact. In this week, She will share with you the philosophical bases of research, qualitative research and quantitative research.

Now let’s start with the first video of this week. In this video, you will learn about the different definitions or concepts of the research paradigms, especially positivism and constructivism, from Dr. Fan Daisy. Besides, you will know their differences in conducting the research.

By the end of this video, can you share with us the differences between positivism and constructivism you have learned?

Please feel free to leave a comment in the discussion area.

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