Courses & Units

Tourism Research Project HGA711

Introduction

The research project will consist of research conducted in a selected area of Tourism or Cultural Heritage. To develop your Research Project, you will work with your lecturer to formulate a consultancy style report that will be based upon a selected research question and a real-life industry issue. You will learn how to assess available secondary data sources critically and review methodological options for assessing this style of data. You will also learn options for knowledge transfer, pitching research proposals and appropriate communications techniques.
You will collect secondary data and assess the contributions of the thesis research in light of current tourism or cultural heritage literature. The project will be a written consulting style document of 4,500 words in length and will include:
• an introduction with clearly defined research questions
• a critical review of academic and industry ‘grey’ literature relevant to the research question
• a section that critically reviews options for use of secondary data
• a detailed methods section that critically reviews options for assessing data sources
• detailed analysis of results
• a discussion that assesses the theoretical and practical implications of the findings.
You will also present your research question at a research seminar that will be conducted during your project.
This unit is taught in Hobart using blended delivery. There are four compulsory workshops that will delivered on the Hobart campus throughout the semester. The remainder of the unit is delivered online.

Summary

Unit name Tourism Research Project
Unit code HGA711
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator Professor Can Seng Ooi
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Winter school Off-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Winter school 29/5/2023 6/6/2023 19/6/2023 9/7/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Design a research project in Tourism or Cultural Heritage Management
  • Select and evaluate appropriate research methods for a given project
  • Communicate research findings and their implications in appropriate oral and written formats
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090300 $1,892.00 $888.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Teaching

AssessmentPlan (20%)|Report (70%)|Presentation (10%)
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Textbooks

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