my personal journey

Remember to use the first person when explaining your reasoning. Use words as “my personal journey”, “my experience”, “I have found that”, and so on. Give personal examples where necessary.

In few sentences, can you tell us what your study is all about?

To answer this question, you need to know every detail of your research project from chapters one to the end. The question needs an answer in form of a summary of the entire study, therefore, to ace this particular question you need to know every detail in your abstract. Recite a few key lines from the abstract if this question is asked.

This research firstly, seeks to explore if including tourism and cultural studies lessons in Lebanese secondary school curricula will lead to youngsters paying more attention to tourism in the future. As a result, we question ourselves, “Do we want this to change?” Isn’t it time for youths to get more involved in civic education and tourism? This research, through its scope, sets to assess the current situation in valorizing Lebanon’s natural and cultural resources and to see how the Lebanese Secondary students and its youth in general, from both technical and academic levels see their importance, especially after the economic crisis Lebanon faced.

What is your motivation for this study?

This question can be very tricky and it goes a long way in convincing your panel members that your study is worth their time. Another way this question could be twisted is WHAT IS THE RESEARCH PROBLEM? To answer this question, you may decide to elaborate on the problem investigated in the study.

Education is a potent instrument that a nation may use to exert influence over subsequent generations. This is because the success or failure of any tourist education study is dependent on whether or not the authorities are willing to consider changing the system (Airey & Tribe, 2006). As a consequence of this, we have an urgent and critical need for young people to be the guardians of Lebanon, while also training them to concentrate on getting a good education in order to lessen the influence of the oligarchy and accomplish great things in terms of long-term sustainability, tourism, and economic growth, with the primary emphasis still being on Lebanon.

Did you bridge any gap from your study?

Every research study must have a problem. Your ability to solve this problem and explore into areas not yet researched on gives you the full marks allocated for answering this question. You must be able to convince the committee members that your approach is unique and it has covered areas where much have not been done by other researchers.

It is necessary to incorporate civic education and tourism classes into secondary education programs so that we, as educators, can raise awareness among our students about the bleak future that awaits them if Lebanon continues to exist in its current state. Because of this, there is a strong desire to protect the tourist sector via the promotion of sustainable tourism growth (Shunnaq et al., 2008). Therefore, developing nations that have a solid resource base consisting of unspoiled natural and cultural richness have a significant competitive edge in their potential to attract visitors who are looking for one-of-a-kind new experiences all over the globe.

Why this topic and what does it mean to you?

This question wants you to expound on the purpose of the study.

The goal of this study is to ascertain whether or not including cultural tourism and civic education in the curricula of secondary schools will increase the students’ interest in the tourism industry. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine whether or not incorporating tourism education into secondary school curricula will increase these students’ interest in the tourism industry. This is important because it is anticipated that in the not-too-distant future, sustainable tourism and eco-tourism will be the way in which the industry should orient itself after the pandemic.

Significance of the study

Just like stating how your study will contribute to the body of knowledge, you will need to state the importance of your study. To answer this question, you will need to highlight how your study will aid the government in policy development and implementation, how it will help other students who may wish to conduct research studies on the subject matter and how organizations and the society will benefit from your study.

In light of research carried out by Fidgeon (2010), Li (2013), Gould (2018), and Bou Melhem, this study is directed for all parties that may be possibly interested in the tourist business, as well as educators and young people who would benefit from a richer curriculum that adds value to cultural heritage.

Methodology chosen and justification?

To answer this question, you must be familiar with your research methodology. Your chapter three must be at your fingertips. Your ability to justify your sample size and technique will be highly rewarded here.

Based on the aforementioned, we chose action research, which is a mixed-methods approach requiring data gathering methodologies from both interviews and structured surveys, in that sequence. Both Creswell (2012) and Saunders et al. (2019) concur that these are instances of mixed-methods approaches, which is why we ultimately opted to adopt it. I will be using this technique since surveying is a strategy that is used in both numerical and non-numerical research. Since I need to find a solution to this problem, pragmatism requires that I do action research, as Creswell pointed out. The aforementioned research strategy necessitates the employment of sequential exploratory techniques, which are among the most valuable tools applicable to action research. The study starts with interviews and then continues on to surveys; in this section, the researcher will describe the participants, instruments, ethical procedures, validity and reliability of each technique used. The study starts with interviews, followed by questionnaires. As the research shifted toward a hybrid technique, two distinct procedures were combined (mono means single methods, irrespective if mono quantitative, or mono qualitative). For the purpose of clarity, the research will not use multimethods, which would include using two or more qualitative or quantitative methodologies. In accordance with Saunders et al. (2019), thus, basic mixed techniques were used. This is due to the combination of two distinct methodologies, namely interviews and surveys, with the study starting with interviews and concluding with surveys. In the next three subsections, the researcher will describe how he intends to conduct his study in terms of tools, participants, and ethical standards.

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