|Title||Reflections Upon the Experience of Longitudinal Research into Cultural Event Production in a Developing Destination|
Longitudinal studies have the capacity to provide more nuanced explanations of tourism and event phenomena, taking account of complexity, change and context. This paper is a self-reflexive, methodological study of research practice. It investigates my experience of engaging with cultural event producers in an emerging destination over a seven-year period. Focussing on my research journey, it considers the social and relational dynamics associated with longitudinal research. Reciprocal relations and co-production of cultural events reveal nuanced information and expose fluid relationships and networks. Long-term engagement uncovers evolving practices and develops understanding of event processes embedded within their wider context.
|Journal||International Journal of Tourism Research|
|Journal citation||18 (5), pp. 486-493|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1002/jtr.2066|
|Published||27 Oct 2015|
|Published in print||01 Sep 2016|