Researching tour guides and guiding: Mapping the past, charting the future

Rosemary Black, Betty Weiler, Hanyu Chen

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Abstract

This paper systematically reviews peer-reviewed tour guiding literature from 1980-2016. An analysis of 140 empirical studies on tour guides and tour guiding during this period provides a basis for identifying patterns, trends and gaps in relation to methods and theory engagement. The analysis reveals little use of mixed methods and innovative data collection and analysis methods in tour guiding research. Engagement with theory is evident, particularly since 2010, however, while theory is being used by tour guiding scholars to inform their research, the testing, refinement and building of new theory is limited.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication5th International Research Forum on Guided Tours
EditorsJane Widtfeldt Meged, Dineke Koerts
Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
PublisherRoskilde Universitetsforlag
Pages19-25
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9788773499122
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th International Research Forum on Guided Tours - Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 201718 Mar 2017
https://events.ruc.dk/5thIRFGT/programme.html (conference program)
https://rucforsk.ruc.dk/ws/portalfiles/portal/60537931/Procceding_5th_International_research_Forum_on_Guided_Tours.pdf (conference proceedings)
https://medialib.cmcdn.dk/medialibrary/BA21D059-D68C-42A8-B545-D4EC8D7D2F13/IRFGT_2017_Book_of_abstracts.pdf (conference abstracts)

Conference

Conference5th International Research Forum on Guided Tours
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityRoskilde
Period15/03/1718/03/17
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