Unit 26 – P1

Explaining methodology for researching a complex current issue affecting the travel and tourism sector
Intervention research
This kind of research is when people go to the place of what their research is about
The positives of intervention research are the ability to have a hands on experience whilst researching about the chosen topic. For example, a kind of intervention research is to live in a place where a natural disaster occurred to find how its impacting their lives and tourism to the country.
The negatives could be finding so much date and research that you cannot analyse easily and could vary into different sub categories.
Action research
This research is when using the data collected to make changes.
There are several positives for action research. It helps people use data faster and improves effort of gaining the data needed which relates to the chosen topic of research.
Another positive of action research is to show what problems there are by the data that is collected and how it can be resolved/ how to improve the problems. This then leads to how the environment can be changed and improved on to prevent future problems.
Overall, the main positive about action research is that is a very important form of research to improve any negative factors which happen on a regular basis.
The only negative for action research is that the data collected from the research taken place is that there may a lot of changes need to be amended so it might have to be more of a decision of what is more urgent than other factors.
The differences between Primary and secondary sources
Primary sources are research created by an individual without any help, the ways of collecting the data is by asking other people to complete questionnaires or answer questions in a form of an interview. The primary sources could be not proven yet correct or only on a small scale source needed.
Secondary sources are research and data that have already been published by other people and those using it need it to back up their primary research. The secondary research is completed analyzed and annotated to a certain extent.
The secondary sources can be from the internet, from books, newspapers or from a statistic service
The differences between qualitative and quantitative data
Qualitative date is data to gain an understanding for opinions and reasons for why it exists and explains in detail the quantitative data.
Qualitative date can be described but not measured whereas quantitative date can only be measured and not describable.

Qualitative data is gained by asking people questions that mainly start with: why, how, which and what. Whereas quantitative date is when asking people: where they live, their age and where they have travelled to.

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