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Quantitative research in tourism and hospitality: an agenda for best-practice recommendations

A. George Assaf (University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA)
Mike G. Tsionas (Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK)

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management

ISSN: 0959-6119

Article publication date: 26 June 2019

Issue publication date: 4 September 2019




This paper aims to serve as an important guide for more rigorous quantitative research in tourism and hospitality.


This paper relies on comments from several methodological experts in the field, as well as the authors’ main observation of the literature.


This paper identifies ten important areas of concern. In each of these areas, the authors provide recommendations for best practices.

Research limitations/implications

There are certainly other issues and concerns that are not covered in this paper. However, the issues addressed can be applied or generalized to most methodological contexts.


This paper does not present results from original research but provides interesting and comprehensive recommendations for more rigorous quantitative research.



Assaf, A.G. and Tsionas, M.G. (2019), "Quantitative research in tourism and hospitality: an agenda for best-practice recommendations", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 31 No. 7, pp. 2776-2787.



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