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Means-end theory in tourism research



Means-end theory in tourism research



Annals of Tourism Research 35(2): 596-599



Means-end theory has been adopted by tourism researchers in unraveling tourist values. There are two distinct approaches to applying means-end theory in research (hard and soft laddering), which have different conventions for establishing terminal values and are underpinned by quite different assumptions about what constitutes a value. This research note examines the methodological implications of both approaches and questions their adequacy for qualitative tourism research.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2007.09.006


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