Theinformation used in this study was obtained from various secondarysources that are all in the category of peer reviewed articles thatare addressing various aspects of the research question. The samplingmechanism that was employed in getting the sources was one based onconvenience reasons where those that are readily available were theones selected for the study[ CITATION Lis08 l 1033 ].In this study, both qualitative and quantitative approaches wereused.
Quantitativeresearch approach entails quantifying the data and generalizing theresults from a sample. The researchers used the secondary sources toobtain economic, environment, social and cultural data related totourism industry. These sources were rich in data that was to beanalyzed quantitatively. The data was presented in tables and theresearcher used this to generate graphs and percentages for thedifferent sections[ CITATION Bru01 l 1033 ].Bruce, L. B. (2001). QualitativeResearch Methods for Social Sciences.Needham Heights, MA: Pearson Education Company.
Quantitativeapproach was critical in obtaining the economic data on averagespending per head, evaluating the number of jobs created throughtourism, as well as determining the percentage of locals employed inthe tourism industry. Also, the determination of quantity of litterstrewn was well presented quantitatively. Additionally, quantitativemethod was applied in measuring the energy consumption, percentage ofreturn visitors and percentage of local visitors who believe thattourism is beneficial.
Qualitativeresearch refers to the type of approach aimed at understanding theunderlying motivations and reasons. In this study, a small number ofnon-representative sample was used. The target population was mainlythe RWS personnel who were engaged through group discussion andsemi-structured interviews. We were seeking to determine how theyperceive themselves to be sustainable and their contribution to theenvironment, economy cultural and social status of people in thecommunity[ CITATION Lis08 l 1033 ].
Lisa,M. (2008). QualitativeResearch Methods.Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.