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Methodological bricolage: A journey on the road less traveled in tourism studies.

O'Regan, M., 2016. Methodological bricolage: A journey on the road less traveled in tourism studies. Tourism Analysis, 20 (5), 457 - 467.

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DOI: 10.3727/108354215X14265319207434


This article, by exploring an approach to research, argues a case for bricolage as an acceptable approach in tourism research. Tourism researchers thinking about utilizing methodological bricolage as a research approach have little scholarly literature to draw from; therefore, it remains relatively underused and misunderstood as a means of qualitative inquiry. This article presents an account of getting to grips with a multiparadigmatic methodological bricolage as a way of understanding the world of backpacking and its inhabitants, who actively constitute, distinguish, and label themselves as backpackers. It is an approach that delivered a coherent conceptual scaffold, producing a rich, but always partial, understanding of a social world, those who inhabit it, and how they sustain it. It doing so, the research design adds to methodological innovation and diversification in tourism research.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Publication date: November 5, 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords:Backpacking ; Bricolage ; Mobilities ; Research design ; Tourism
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:22907
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:17 Nov 2015 11:39
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:54


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