Asian Qualitative Research in Tourism

Ontologies, Epistemologies, Methodologies, and Methods

  • Paolo Mura
  • Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

Part of the Perspectives on Asian Tourism book series (PAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Paolo Mura, Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
    Pages 1-20
  3. The Move Away Towards an Asian Research Paradigm

  4. Researching the Asian Way: Methodologies and Methods

  5. Asian Introspection and Reflexivity in Research

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-311

About this book


This book explores the ontologies, epistemologies, methodologies, and methods that inform tourism qualitative research conducted either by Asian scholars or non-Asian scholars focusing on Asia. In addition to providing a platform for researchers to publish their qualitative journeys, it aims to encourage further Asian qualitative tourism research production.

The book not only includes chapters from Asian scholars but also non-Asian tourism researchers with a focus on Asia, as their chapters are crucial to represent the multiplicity of realities constituting ‘Asia’. It is of interest to the whole tourism academic community as it provides novel methodological insights from a non-Western perspective, which at the moment are often silenced by dominant (Western) voices.


Qualitative tourism research Asia Asian research paradigms Research methodology Critical turn in tourism studies Hopeful tourism Academy of hope Ethnographic fieldwork Critical theory Non-positivist paradigm Autoethnography Narrative analysis Interpretive methodology Reflexive methodology Research paradigm Research method Research ethics Grounded theory methodology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Mura
    • 1
  • Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore
    • 2
  1. 1.Taylor’s UniversitySubang JayaMalaysia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityNathanAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7490-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7491-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-4203
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-4211
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