My Attitudes and Beliefs About Different Types of Research

When my editorship of Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ) was first announced at the 2015 ICHRIE Conference, one of the most common questions people asked me was what kinds of research I liked and disliked. I assume the questioners sought this information to guide decisions about which of their research projects to target at CQ and which to send elsewhere. The politically correct and fortunately truthful answer is that I am a catholic methodologist and like good research of all types. However, that answer is overly simplistic and glosses over attitudes and beliefs that undoubtedly color my perceptions of what types of research and papers provide the biggest opportunities to make a contribution. We all bring predispositions to the tasks we undertake, and I think CQ authors and readers have a right to know what research-related predispositions I bring to the editorship of this journal, so I will try to describe them in …

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