2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621251
Title:
Review of established methods in event research
Authors:
Crowther, Phil; Bostock, James; Perry, John
Abstract:
In reviewing 165 of the most prominent event articles, this article provides a timely evaluation of prevalent research methods that have shaped event research in the past 16 years. We adopt critical case sampling and citation analysis approaches to identify 21 journals and the 165 articles. We subsequently analyzed the content of each article to reveal the method(s) used and classified these by journal and by year. To facilitate discussion about the findings, the article initially appraises the character of the event phenomenon and the implications of this for methods selection. This discussion portrays a largely social and contingent character to events that presents specific requirements to researchers seeking to interrogate it. The discussion pinpoints key considerations that should shape event researchers' decisions about their selection of methods. The findings reveal a preponderance of survey-based approaches and also very limited adoption of multiple methods. The findings also indicate a less prominent, but growing, application of subjectivist-oriented approaches, such as interviews, indicating a progressive trend that is discussed as being more favorable to the character of the subject matter. Ultimately we provide six precepts that emerge from this study, to signpost key considerations for event researchers as our discipline moves beyond the early stages of its development toward a more mature phase.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Crowther, P. et al (2015) 'Review of Established Methods in Event Research', Event Management, 19 (1):93
Publisher:
Cognizant Communication Corporation
Journal:
Event Management
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621251
DOI:
10.3727/152599515X14229071393061
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/em/2015/00000019/00000001/art00007; http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/em
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
15259951
EISSN:
19434308
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorCrowther, Philen
dc.contributor.authorBostock, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorPerry, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-13T09:57:33Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-13T09:57:33Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationCrowther, P. et al (2015) 'Review of Established Methods in Event Research', Event Management, 19 (1):93en
dc.identifier.issn15259951-
dc.identifier.doi10.3727/152599515X14229071393061-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621251-
dc.description.abstractIn reviewing 165 of the most prominent event articles, this article provides a timely evaluation of prevalent research methods that have shaped event research in the past 16 years. We adopt critical case sampling and citation analysis approaches to identify 21 journals and the 165 articles. We subsequently analyzed the content of each article to reveal the method(s) used and classified these by journal and by year. To facilitate discussion about the findings, the article initially appraises the character of the event phenomenon and the implications of this for methods selection. This discussion portrays a largely social and contingent character to events that presents specific requirements to researchers seeking to interrogate it. The discussion pinpoints key considerations that should shape event researchers' decisions about their selection of methods. The findings reveal a preponderance of survey-based approaches and also very limited adoption of multiple methods. The findings also indicate a less prominent, but growing, application of subjectivist-oriented approaches, such as interviews, indicating a progressive trend that is discussed as being more favorable to the character of the subject matter. Ultimately we provide six precepts that emerge from this study, to signpost key considerations for event researchers as our discipline moves beyond the early stages of its development toward a more mature phase.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCognizant Communication Corporationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/em/2015/00000019/00000001/art00007en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/emen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Event Managementen
dc.subjectEvent researchen
dc.subjectFocus groupsen
dc.subjectInterviewsen
dc.subjectObservationsen
dc.subjectResearch methodsen
dc.subjectSurveyen
dc.titleReview of established methods in event researchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn19434308-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalEvent Managementen
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