Chapter 26 Case study research for sustainable tourism: towards inclusive community-based tourism
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The case study research approach has undergone a substantial methodological transformation. This evolution is progressive for researchers. Empirically, it is regarded as an innovatively pragmatic, fundamentally flexible and capable of providing a comprehensive understanding of multidisciplinary issues. Innovative pragmatism stems from the application of methodological approaches which are inclusively exploratory, explanatory and descriptive using scientific participatory tools such as the Schutte Scale, among others, that influence obtaining of data. This means researchers use the case study approach to express, explain their perspectives and interpretations as an important design. Researchers who contribute to the discipline, come from diverse philosophical standpoints resulting in a variety of definitions. For some, using the case study approach can create confusion in its application, yet, it is an advantage. In this chapter, we demystify the difficulties and confusions in undertaking case study for sustainable tourism. It discusses its methodological variations, summarize and simplify key elements with the aim of providing applied field guidance for Sustainable Tourism practitioners, Researchers and Scholars.

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Editor: Anna Spenceley