SPORT AND TOURISM RESEARCH: A geographic approach
Additionally, Weed’s editorial highlights the ‘lack of any explicit consideration of epistemology (as) a deficiency that the area of sports tourism shares with much research in the broader sport and tourism fields’ (2005a, p. 238). Data from his meta-analysis of sport tourism publications highlights the predominance of empirical research employing quantitative research design. Typical of much research in the field are simple self-completed questionnaires generating individual pieces of descriptive research. While survey research of this nature may be appropriate in some instances, Weed (2005a) rightly highlights the concern that a preponderance of such research, which lacks wider theoretical discussion, does little to serve the scholarly development of the field.