Lorraine Brown and Immy Holloway publish Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate

On 31st October, School of Tourism’s Lorraine Brown will see her book that she co-authored with Immy Holloway published.

Immy Holloway is professor emeritus in the School of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University. As a sociologist she taught and supervised qualitative research for several decades. She was the founder member and a co-director of the Centre for Qualitative Research at Bournemouth University before retirement and still works there part-time. She is active in pursuing her interest in qualitative research by supervising PhD students as well as writing articles and books, some of which have been translated into several languages.

Lorraine Brown is senior lecturer in Tourism Education at Bournemouth University and head of postgraduate programmes within the School of Tourism. Her research interests include cross-cultural interaction, the impact of prejudice on the sojourn experience and the outcome of culture contact. She teaches qualitative research methods to masters and doctoral students and supervises doctoral students. She has published findings from qualitative studies in a range of journals, including event management, tourism and hospitality and education.

The book, titled Essentials of a Qualitative Doctorate, is a step by step guide to writing a qualitative Doctorate.

The book takes you through from selecting a research topic and writing a proposal, all the way through to completion

Lorraine commented “The book is a guide for students doing a PhD based on qualitative research. It breaks down the process step by step, including writing a proposal, deciding which approach to data collection to take, ethical issues and the role and location of the literature. Advice is also offered on the end stage of the research journey: writing up and dissemination of data.”

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