MIND THE GAP: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research

DORAN, Adele, POMFRET, Gill and ADU-AMPONG, Emmanuel (2022). MIND THE GAP: a systematic review of the knowledge contribution claims in adventure tourism research. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 51, 238-251.

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    In this paper a post-positivist informed epistemology is used to examine the language of scholarly contribution claims in journal articles. How knowledge contribution claims are framed is important for communicating the value of research to a wide audience. Yet, guidance on this is lacking in tourism research. Using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) protocol we present a systematic review of 253 adventure tourism research papers based on the contribution claims in their introductory sections. Papers were coded to five contribution strategies – incremental, differentiated-context, revelatory, replicatory and consolidatory - while highlighting the language used by authors. Our findings are of interest to researchers and editors in integrating dispersed understanding of the strategies of contribution claims into a framework for learning and action.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1504 Commercial Services; 1506 Tourism
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2022.03.015
    Page Range: 238-251
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 13:09
    Last Modified: 09 May 2022 10:09
    URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29985

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