An examination of philosophical paradigms and a rationale for adopting a mixed methods approach

Ernest Azzopardi, Robert Nash*

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This article examines the ontological, epistemological, and methodological assumptions of some alternative philosophical paradigms that can inform the study on tourism. It presents logical and gradually developing arguments for the choice of the methodological stance, and the selection of analytical methods of inquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-159
Number of pages9
JournalTourism Analysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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