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Call for Participants

Co-organizers: School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-Sen University
China Tourism Education Association
Date: 7 - 12 August, 2017
Venue: School of Hotel and Tourism Management,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
17 Science Museum Road,
TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Medium of Instruction: English

“The Fourth Research Methods Summer School for Research Students” co-organized by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the School of Tourism Management (STM), Sun Yat-Sen University, will be held at the SHTM Premises, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, from 7 to 12 August 2017.

The main theme of The Fourth Research Methods Summer School for Research Students is “Enhancing Your Academic Credentials with Cutting-edge Research Methods”. This one-week Summer School aims at equipping research students with recent advances in research methodologies and enhancing their research abilities in solving complex research problems. A distinctive feature of the Fourth Research Methods Summer School is that the lectures and tutorials will place a greater emphasis on the international best practices in tourism research. Students will also be exposed to critical reviews of the published studies so that they can gain insights into the frontiers of tourism research. This Summer School opens to all research students who are pursuing their PhD studies in the field of tourism and hospitality from recognized universities.

The host institution, SHTM at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, is one of the major hospitality and tourism schools in the world established in 1979. In 2009, the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research ranked SHTM second in the world amongst the major academic institutions in hospitality and tourism based on research and scholarly activities. SHTM has more than 70 academic staff from 22 countries and is currently training more than 100 doctoral students in Hong Kong and China.

The co-organizer, STM at Sun Yat-Sen University, founded in 2004, is a leading institution providing excellent tourism education at both undergraduate and graduate levels in China. Many of its academic staff are also renowned academics within and beyond China. STM has been one of the Knowledge Network Members of the World Tourism Organization since 2007.

summer school

Theme of Summer School

Enhancing Your Academic Credentials with Cutting-edge Research Methods

Format of the Summer School

The format of the Summer School includes lectures on research methods, seminars and workshops focus on the applications of the methods covered in the lecture series.

Confirmed Speakers

Professor Kaye Chon
Dean of School and Chair Professor,
SHTM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Topic of Lecture: Self Development for Successful Career

Professor Haiyan Song
Associate Dean (Research) and Chair Professor of Tourism,
SHTM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Topic of Lecture: Research Ethics

Professor Cathy Hsu
Chair Professor,
SHTM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Topic of Lecture: The Art and Science of Questionnaire Development

Professor Rob Law
Professor,
SHTM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Topic of Lecture: How to Write Journal Articles?

Professor Bob McKercher
Professor,
SHTM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Topic of Lecture: Bad Secondary Data Research

Prof. Honggang Xu
Professor,
School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University

Topic of Lecture: A Complex System Approach to Tourism

Dr Yi Liu
Lecturer,
School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University

Topic of Lecture: Advancing Tourism Destination Evaluation: A Sentimental Approach Based on Big Data

Dr Lorenzo Masiero
Assistant Professor,
SHTM, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Topic of Lecture: Quantitative Methods in Tourism and Hospitality Research

Note: These are confirmed speakers at the time of issuing the Call and may be subject to change. The finalized list of the speakers will be provided in the program rundown in due course.

[Click here to download the PDF version of the Call for Participants [English] [Chinese]]