Fansy wrote:to be fair it's a dissertation/thesis/whatever you call it wherever you are in completion of a doctorate, not so much a paper, and seems to be well-sourced and on the face of it well argued. i have not read all 350+ pages. i think the methodology/data collection is a little limited, but it's pretty easy to follow and isn't always boring. that is a plus and rarity as far as dissertations go. but i might be biased because i was mostly interested in all the forum gossip peppered in.
the main aim is stated:
To use the Black Flag Café online forum to identify and evaluate the
factors that influence tourists to visit dangerous places and to ascertain
the perceived benefits for those tourists of travelling to dangerous places.
which seems at best tangential to the data collection methodology and "hot threads/hot posters" identifications. but whatever her chair ok-ed it so what do i know. overall the ethnographic feel of it is pretty good. i enjoyed the lit review cuz that it's a field of scholarly work that i have literally never cracked open even an article on. and hopefully if some of you ppl ever read it you will be mildly insulted/annoyed.
somewhere in it, it acknowledges forum members will at least be provided a copy of major research findings or something. i haven't seen that thread yet, but maybe i missed it.
Fansy wrote:isnt that because you were an editor/informant?
fansy wrote:where is the link posted?
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