Fundamentals of Research in Tourism (Taught in Spanish)
Universidad de Barcelona
Area of Study
High Intermediate, Advanced, Superior
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
The subject Fundamentals of Research in Tourism is seen as a first contact by an undergraduate student with the academic, professional and business world of tourism research. Since research in tourism science is a young discipline, still developing and creating its own conceptual foundations, this subject is of crucial importance to introduce students to specialized knowledge tools and strategies of applied basic research on the fields of tourism, culture and territory, gastronomy and food and hotel management.
To achieve this, the learning will focus on the acquisition by the student of research basis and of the necessary critical tools to address any scientific piece of work with both formal characteristics and content that all rigorous and methodical work of tourist research must have.
- Students must be able to collect and interpret important information (in their study field) in order to formulate judgments with reflections on important social, scientific and ethical issues.
- Master the foundations of and apply scientific methodology to tourism research.
- Understand and use information technology and information management systems in tourism.
- Research approaches
- Scientific literature
- Quantitative methodology
- Qualitative methodology
- Discussion and conclusions
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.