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dc.contributor.authorCrowther, Phil
dc.contributor.authorBostock, James
dc.contributor.authorPerry, John
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-13T09:57:33Z
dc.date.available2017-01-13T09:57:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-01
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.
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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
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T15:19:22Z
html.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.


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