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TOUR590 Research Project

A critical examination and utilisation of research methods and analysis relevant to the conducting of high quality research in tourism and related fields.

This paper involves a period of one semester of supervised study on an approved research project resulting in the presentation for examination of a research project of a maximum of 25,000 words. The emphasis in the supervision of the students is on their development as independent researchers and all the skills associated with this - only one part of which is the production of the final document.

Recognising the close links between the academic study of tourism and the tourism industry and the benefits to both of theoretically informed research, TOUR 590 enables students to engage in projects that are either more academically or industry oriented, or a blending of the two. Consequently, all projects, irrespective of their specific nature, will be grounded in an awareness of relevant conceptual/theoretical debates and potential consequences for the tourism industry. Through their research project all students should be able to gain the skills necessary to successfully undertake a PhD or to work as researchers in the tourism industry.

The blending of the applied and academic sides of tourism in TOUR 590 is a reflection of the teaching throughout the MTour programme, which recognises the benefits to students, academia and industry of fostering links between academia and industry. This is based on a view that all stakeholders benefit from a programme such as our MTour programme, which combines pathways for students seeking to go on to further study and those wishing to enhance their professional career in the industry.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code TOUR590
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (16 October 2017 - 16 February 2018), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,113.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
TOUR 417, TOUR 423, TOUR 424
Eligibility
TOUR 590 is the final component of the Master of Tourism degree. This paper is only available for students who are enrolled in the Master of Tourism degree.
Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Willem Coetzee
Supervisors: Department of Tourism Academic Staff
Paper Structure
TOUR 590 is available in either the first semester, second semester or over the summer break (mid-October to mid-February).
Teaching Arrangements
Independent research whilst under the supervision of a staff member
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have
  • Gained significant knowledge and experience of undertaking individual research
  • Demonstrated an ability to conduct individual research to a standard sufficient to be able to undertake further high-quality research, either in higher research-only degree programmes or outside of tertiary education

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (16 October 2017 - 16 February 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

A critical examination and utilisation of research methods and analysis relevant to the conducting of high quality research in tourism and related fields.

This paper involves a period of one semester of supervised study on an approved research project resulting in the presentation for examination of a research project of a maximum of 25,000 words. The emphasis in the supervision of the students is on their development as independent researchers and all the skills associated with this - only one part of which is the production of the final document.

Recognising the close links between the academic study of tourism and the tourism industry and the benefits to both of theoretically informed research, TOUR 590 enables students to engage in projects that are either more academically or industry oriented, or a blending of the two. Consequently, all projects, irrespective of their specific nature, will be grounded in an awareness of relevant conceptual/theoretical debates and potential consequences for the tourism industry. Through their research project all students should be able to gain the skills necessary to successfully undertake a PhD or to work as researchers in the tourism industry.

The blending of the applied and academic sides of tourism in TOUR 590 is a reflection of the teaching throughout the MTour programme, which recognises the benefits to students, academia and industry of fostering links between academia and industry. This is based on a view that all stakeholders benefit from a programme such as our MTour programme, which combines pathways for students seeking to go on to further study and those wishing to enhance their professional career in the industry.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code TOUR590
Subject Tourism
EFTS 0.5000
Points 60 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 15 February 2019), First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,175.50
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
TOUR 417, TOUR 423, TOUR 424
Eligibility
TOUR 590 is the final component of the Master of Tourism degree. This paper is only available for students who are enrolled in the Master of Tourism degree.
Contact
tourism@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-ordinator: Dr Willem Coetzee
Supervisors: Department of Tourism academic staff
Paper Structure
TOUR 590 is available in either the first semester, second semester or over the summer break (mid-October to mid-February).
Teaching Arrangements
Independent research whilst under the supervision of a staff member.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have
  • Gained significant knowledge and experience of undertaking individual research
  • Demonstrated an ability to conduct individual research to a standard sufficient to be able to undertake further high-quality research, either in higher research-only degree programmes or outside of tertiary education

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (15 October 2018 - 15 February 2019)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard