2233THS Tourism Impact Assessment
The assignment requires students to conduct a research project in a group of 3 or 4 students on the perceived impacts of tourism using the techniques discussed in lectures and workshops.
You will play the role as a group of consultants who have been commissioned to work on a project to assess the perceived impact of tourism. You can investigate the impact of an event (e.g., Commonwealth Games, Schoolies), a new development (e.g., Queens Wharf Project), a type of transportation (e.g., air travel, cruise travel), a form of travel (e.g., volunteer tourism) or other issues pertinent to the industry (e.g. overtourism, climate change, sustainable tourism, wildlife tourism etc.).
The project involves a review of industry reports, news articles and academic literature to identify the potential impacts of tourism, followed by selecting appropriate methods to investigate the impact. Your team will collect empirical data (interview or survey questionnaire) in Week 8, analyse the data and report the results. Based on the project outcomes,recommendations will be provided to manage the impact and promote sustainable tourism development.
The research project is evaluated based on a group written report (3500-4000 words). A 10% penalty will apply to reports that exceed or are significantly under the stipulated length (excluding title page, table of content, reference list and appendices).
You are also required to submit a brief research proposal with your research instrument (interview questions or questionnaire) in Week 6 workshop. The proposal provides an opportunity for your team to receive early and formative feedback prior to data collection. The proposal is non-graded but compulsory. Failure to complete the proposal will result in a 5% penalty of the maximum mark applicable to this assessment item