• Waldemar Cudny
Part of the Economic Geography book series (ECOGEO)


This chapter is an introduction to the whole book, and as such it does not contain material analysis or research results. However, it presents the assumptions on which the book is based. First, the chapter introduces the problems analysed in the next parts of the book and presents the main research objectives, planned for the purposes of this publication. In the next part of the chapter, there is a presentation of the research hypothesis – an assumption which undergoes scientific verification throughout the book. The introduction also includes a presentation of the research methods and materials used for writing the book. This part of the book also explains the concept of research methods and their classification, pointing to those which were used in this study, i.e. qualitative, quantitative, field and desk research methods. This chapter ends with a presentation of the book structure, including a concise description of individual chapters.


Car tourism Research objectives Research methods Research hypothesis Book structure 


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  • Waldemar Cudny
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  1. 1.Lodz UniversityLodzPoland

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