Research Workshops

The Research Methodology Workshops take place on the first day of ISCONTOUR in the afternoon. The sessions provide you with insights and hands-on activities into innovative research methods.

The detailed programme will be available soon. Check regularly for updates!

Session 1

Wine tasting and quantitative data analysis! Virtual data collection and analysis in real time.
Markus W. Eitle, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Markus W. Eitle is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Leisure Management and International Wine Business at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. After finishing his PhD and PostDoc in molecular biology he is dedicated to the development and application of innovative and sustainable technologies for the modern Austrian viticulture.

He focuses on international projects in sustainable wine tourism, green cover management and alternative energy management implications. Additionally, he is involved in research projects such as consumer preferences towards sustainable wine, lack of seasonal work force in the hospitality and viticultural industry as well as destination preferences of Austrian tourists. His teaching activity ranges from quantitative data management & scientific writing to applied and sustainable viticulture.  

Session 2

Ethical considerations in tourism research: working with children, disabled, older people and other vulnerable groups

Raphaela Stadler is Associate Professor for Tourism and Event Management at MCI – Management Center Innsbruck, Austria. She holds a PhD from Griffith University, Australia, and spent several years as a senior lecturer in Event Management at the University of Hertfordshire (U.K.).

She is currently working on several multidisciplinary research projects to better understand the sociological and psychological impacts contemporary leisure experiences (festivals, events, and tourism) have upon individuals, families, and communities. Her specific research interests and areas of expertise include community events and festivals, community cultural development, power and empowerment, memories, as well as wellbeing and quality-of-life.

Session 3

Introduction to Natural Language Processing
Roman Egger, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Roman Egger is a full Professor at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences at the Department of Innovation and Management in Tourism, where he is the head of eTourism, and head of key competencies and research. His research focus lies on new technologies in tourism and their adoption from a user-centric perspective, as well as on methodological issues in tourism research.

He is co-founder of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research, and has published numerous books and articles in the field of digital tourism management.

Session 4

Coding in grounded theory: Making sense of qualitative data from interview transcripts

Maria Katelieva, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria

Maria Katelieva works as a scientist and lecturer in the field of tourism at IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems.

After finishing her doctoral dissertation in economic and social sciences, her research focuses on sustainable tourism development, socio-cultural issues in tourism and qualitative research methods. During her PhD studies at BOKU and University of Vienna, she gained great experience in interviewing and analysing qualitative data by applying different coding methodologies.

Additionally, she has been involved in several international research projects focusing on sustainable tourism and regional development in rural areas in Europe and the Caucasus region.