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Overcoming challenges in qualitative inquiry within a conservative society


Kasim, Azilah and Al-Gahuri, Hussein Abdulqader (2015) Overcoming challenges in qualitative inquiry within a conservative society. Tourism Management, 50 (1). pp. 124-129. ISSN 0261-5177

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Abstract

This research note looks at issues of interpretation when undertaking qualitative research.The context of the study is Socotra Island, Yemen, a generally conservative country. It questions the thinking that data saturation ‘depends’ on context, particularly in a conservative society such as that in Socotra Island, Yemen.It argues that within a conservative society ruled by tribal cultures, beliefs and traditions, researchers should consider the fact that the lack of participation could be the result of several factors other than what be narrowly defined cultural reasons.These other factors include a lack of understanding and hence disinterest to participate, negative experiences with previous researchers, and lack of support for the intended outcome of a research project. A few strategies to address the situation are then proposed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qualitative research; Data saturation; Conservative society
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Tourism, Hospitality & Environmental Management
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Azilah Kasim
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2017 06:14
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2017 06:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20842

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