In this study, comparisons were made between two related cultural domains pertaining to a hedonistictourism experience (spring break) using free listing to elicit constituents of related cultural domains,both cognitive and behavioral. Data were analyzed using a variety of methods and visualized usingmultidimensional scaling and graphic layout algorithm. Conflicting evidence for both similaritiesand differences was found between the two cultural domains under study. Tentative conclusions werereached concerning the relationship between the two related cultural domains only through a combinationof multiple methods of analysis. Findings validated free listing as an emic tool and reinforcedthe confirmatory value of complementary methodologies in tourism research.
- Free listing
- Graphic layout algorithm
- Spring break
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management