Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis as a Mixed-Method and Analysis Technique: A Comprehensive Systematic Review

Yechale Mehiret Geremew, Wei-Jue Huang, Kam Hung

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Abstract

The review aims to explore fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) as a bridge between the qualitative and quantitative paradigm divide in tourism, leisure, and hospitality management studies and explain why and how field scholars employ it. A comprehensive systematic review of complete and original articles from 31 top-tier tourism, leisure, and hospitality journals was conducted on the basis of the PRISMA framework. Since its inception in the field, fsQCA has been employed as a mixed method and analysis technique for theory development, testing, and data analysis. Its application in the field has grown because it acts as a back up in addressing complex sets through rigorous qualitative and quantitative approaches. Complexity, fuzzy set, planned behavior, chaos, and motivation are the leading theories consistently used; behavior, intention, motivation, performance, attitude, satisfaction, crisis, and experience are the complex research themes in the field that most frequently employ fsQCA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-26
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Travel Research
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2024

Keywords

  • analysis technique
  • and hospitality
  • fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA)
  • leisure
  • mixed methods
  • qualitative comparative analysis (QCA)
  • tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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