This auto-ethnographic research working paper provides an insight into the researcher's experiences and challenges in exploring the use of a community website for qualitative empirical material collection of tourists' perceptions. Main challenges experienced refer to a) recruiting participants and promoting the project online, b) developing a community website and exploring it's use for qualitative material collection, c) the tension of being the researcher and a community member, and d) finding the right balance between research and website tasks.
|Title of host publication||CAUTHE 2011 National Conference|
|Subtitle of host publication||Tourism : creating a brilliant blend|
|Editors||Michael J Gross|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide, Australia|
|Publisher||University of South Australia|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||CAUTHE 2011 National conference: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend - University of South Australia|
Duration: 8 Feb 2011 → 11 Feb 2011
|Conference||CAUTHE 2011 National conference: Tourism: Creating a Brilliant Blend|
|Period||8/02/11 → 11/02/11|
Kachel, U. (2011). It’s not a survey!? Experiences with the development of a community website for qualitative tourism research. In M. J. Gross (Ed.), CAUTHE 2011 National Conference: Tourism : creating a brilliant blend (pp. 1141-1145). University of South Australia.