This study is based on empirical-analytical, which allows for a more comprehensive comparison between the large and small scale of tourism in relation of decision making. The reasoning behind choosing the approach is because the research depict the perspective of the residents to find if the scale of tourism is relevant in decision making. The study will be qualitative and quantitative because it gives a bigger umbrella to try to answer the interrogative of the research. However, the research will be more qualitative because it provides more insight of the issue in the lenses of the locals. Also, a qualitative study is more effective while trying to measure more intangible factor such as, the reasoning behind the impact of tourism in decision making. However, the quantitative approach will help to set a basic generalization of the average opinion that the qualitative approach will supplement by adding more in depth analysis. (Mack, et al., 2005)
The methods of data collection that are surveys and interviews. The question for the interviews and surveys were base from two previous studies. One of the studies was depict because the research’s finding were about the residents personal perspectives about tourism and its relevance taking in accountability the seasonality of the industry (Saveriades, 2000). This study will help to elaborate a better methodology since Saveriades’ research will help to elaborate better question since the author gives some ideas that the residents account for. The other study was about a comparison of different towns’ residents’ opinion in the topic of tourism. (Knollenberg, 2011). The questions from this study are relevant for the purpose of the research so the surveys and interviews are highly related to both studies. However, the questions are a combination of both in a more definite way. However, in Knollenberg’s questionnaire there were several number of question about the personal responses that in this research is narrow to one to keep the people involved in the survey engage and more honest to the survey or interview.
The questions were revise by Dr. Kristen Weiss to ensure that the question were not bias and appealing to the public to answer it as honest as possible. The best candidates for the survey that fits the most for the research are year round residents because they experience the impact of tourism in the low and high season. Additionally, each residents also plays a role in the different sectors such as, employee, owner of a shop and, or government official that will help to recognize how tourism is embedded in their decision making.
To begin to find people in Avalon to interview, the director of city of Avalon was a start. Contacting people in the directory that are involve in the city management that is related to the tourist industry since the city depends in tourism to have the...