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Title: The worldview of tour guides : a grounded theory study
Author: Aloudat, Areej Shabib
Awarding Body: University of Bedfordshire
Current Institution: University of Bedfordshire
Date of Award: 2010
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This research study explores the worldview of tour guides and develops a framework on the lived world of knowledge, sensations and perceptions that constitute the professional and subjective realities of the guiding role. The research enquiry uses a qualitative approach, incorporting a grounded theory strategy, to explore this world and model its main dimensions. The data has been collected from tour guides in Jordan, using semi-structred individual/group interviews. Theoretical sampling has been a principle in collecting the data and a constant comparative methodology has been used to analyse the data and theorise the results. The research findings encompass three key domains in the life world of tour guides. Firstly the study focuses on tour guides as important observers of tourism performance at a destination arising from their day to day involvement with the tourism process and the implementation of itineraries that allow them valuable 'ground level' insights, not always available to managers more remote from the operational levels of tourism.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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