Research and study skills

Ethnography: A SIMPLE explanation

Ethnography is a term that many students and researchers will come across. Associated with cultural and social anthropology, ethnography involves the study of people. Whilst the term ethnography might sound complicated (and many research books will explain it in a...

Likert scale: A SIMPLE guide for beginners

If you are wondering what the likert scale is and how it work, then you have come to the right place! Whether you are about to do a research project or dissertation, conduct some market research or do some quantitative data analysis, I will teach you everything that you need to know in this article! What is the Likert scale? The Likert scale is a psychometric scale. It is primarily used in...

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The best universities for travel and tourism in the UK

Which are the best universities for travel and tourism Choosing which university you study at and indeed which course is best for you is a very important decision. Not only will it affect the next three years (or longer) of your life but it is likely to guide the course of your career and what opportunities will be available to you.  League tables can be really confusing as there are so...

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Netnography made SIMPLE | What, how and why

Netnography is a contemporary and extremely useful research method. As more and more of us are turning to the Internet to share our experiences, views and opinions, researchers are provided with an easily accessible way of collecting data. Whether you are investigating consumer holiday preferences, teenage fashion or depression in postpartum women, there is a wealth of data available to us...

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10 reasons your PhD WILL take over your life!

Thinking about committing to a PhD? Make sure it’s what you want because I can tell you from experience that it WILL take over your life! Here are the main things that you need to prepare yourself for, and mitigate if possible! 1)Sleepless nights OK, so maybe at the beginning you will feel pretty chilled about your work. But as time goes on the pressure builds. The research team are pushing you...

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Why most meetings can be avoided

I am writing this post today because I am frustrated. I am frustrated of tick box exercises. I am frustrated of meetings for meetings’ sake. I am frustrated of other people wasting my time. I have come to realise over the years that in reality most meetings can be avoided. In fact, most meetings are an ineffective use of everybody’s time. In the past month alone I have spent in excess of ten...

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How to write awesome aims and objectives

How to write awesome aims and objectives Once you’ve decided on suitable research project topic and developed an appropriate research question or hypothesis, you need to begin to organise your research project. In order to do this effectively, it is important that you have good aims and objectives for your research. This not only tells the reader what your project is about and how it will be...

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Tell-Tale Signs that a University Might Go Bust

We live in an era where there is a real possibility that a university might go bust. Universities have become businesses, where commercial interests outweigh community welfare. And as with any other business, if they don’t make enough profit, they will inevitably go bust. Last week I discussed what happens to students if a university goes bust, which is a very common question in this time of...

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How you can write your PhD faster

Committing to a PhD is a big decision. As I wrote in this post, there are reasons for and against doing a PhD, all of which need careful consideration. According to The Times Higher, around a fifth of PhD candidates never qualify for the award, and a lot of this is down to the time it takes to complete and the motivation required to endure it! For many students the number one question that they...

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How to Write an Awesome Results and Discussion Chapter

Knowing how to write an awesome results and discussion chapter is a super important part of your research project, dissertation or thesis. However, this is the chapter(s) that most people lose marks on! Why do most people get the lowest marks for their research and discussion chapter? In my several years' experience of supervising and grading dissertations and research projects, I have found...

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How to Write an Awesome Research Methods Chapter in 6 Easy Steps

Do want to write an awesome research methods chapter for your dissertation or research project? Of course you do! Having written my own undergraduate dissertation, masters thesis, PGCE research project, PhD thesis and multiple other academic research projects, alongside supervising hundreds of undergraduate and post graduate students for their research projects... I have learnt a few things...

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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Ethnography: A SIMPLE explanation

Ethnography is a term that many students and researchers will come across. Associated with cultural and social anthropology, ethnography involves the study of people. Whilst the term ethnography might sound complicated (and many research books will explain it in a...

Likert scale: A SIMPLE guide for beginners

If you are wondering what the likert scale is and how it work, then you have come to the right place! Whether you are about to do a research project or dissertation, conduct some market research or do some quantitative data analysis, I will teach you everything that...

The Best Eco Lodges in the World

Which are the best eco lodges in the world? Well, this is a difficult question to answer! After all, there are soooo many eco lodges all over the world nowadays. However, some ecotourism entrepreneurs have mastered the eco lodge business more than others, and in this...

Hogmanay: Everything you need to know

Hogmanay is a festival that is BIG for people in Scotland. But people outside of Scotland.... well, they may never have heard of it. After having a fantastic time celebrating Hogmanay, however, I thought that should change! So through this article I intend to teach...