CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Forensic Botany & Archaeology
Forensic science is the branch of criminology that applies science to legal issues, and two emphases within forensic science are botany and archaeology (Yoon 1993). Forensic archaeologists and...
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physically being at the bank. What criminals need are just laptops that connect to the
bank networks. Then, they commit the crime remotely. As a result, no trace of
fingerprint, hair, DNA, tire tracks etc can be found. However, the only trace...
Article II: Influencing Destination Image and Visiting Intent Using Communication
Mix: A Case Study of Austria
Identifying the factors that influence destination image and visiting intentions
helps tourism planners...
Exploratory research was conducted to identify and measure the relationships
between information sources, socio-cultural preferences, and travel motives on
destination image and visiting intentions. An adaptation of the study conducted...
The Internet is increasingly considered one of the most effective ways to advertise
since the Internet has several advantages over the traditional forms of advertising in the
travel and tourism industry, including...
The research methodology was multi-phased, with the initial phase being a pilot
study of the survey instrument, followed by structural equation analysis of the final
survey data. The objective of this...
sources such as referrals from family, friends and work colleagues (McCartney et al.,
2008; Sönmez & Sirakaya, 2002; and Dore & Crouch, 2003). Respondents were asked
whether or not they heard about Austria from individual advertising sources...
validity constitute construct validity. Construct validity refers to the extent to which an
operationalization measures the factor it is supposed to measure (Bagozzi, Yi, & Phillips,
1991). Convergent validity has been defined as the extent to...
Analysis of Data
A total of 1,185 participants took the survey. After eliminating all potential
respondents who completed less than 85% of the survey and those that didn‘t meet the
residency and age restrictions, 973 of the received...
Tables 7 and 8 represent the frequency and descriptive analyses, respectively, for
Section F: Information Sources. Table 7 indicates whether or not the respondents had
heard about Austria from the given source while Table 8 shows whether or not...
human DNA and one TaqMan MGB probe labeled with a reporter dye for detecting the amplified sequence. The reporter dye is linked to the 5'end of the probe, while the MGB is at the 3' end of the probe and a nonfluorescent quencher at the 3' end of...
Preliminary SEM Data Analysis
The Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) model specified one second-order
factor: information sources (IS), as well as four first-order factors: destination image
(DI); socio-cultural preferences (SCP); travel...
critical value of 0.7 suggested by Nunnally and Bernstein (1978; 1994). All other
constructs exceeded the critical value. Measurement theory suggested that the
relationships among items were logically connected to the relationships of items to...
model in the appendix assured that the model fit the data well: no evidence of improper
solutions was found, all measurement parameters were statistically significant, the
confirmatory factor loadings were of relatively large size, and the...
The analysis results did not support the proposed effect of information sources on
destination image (hypothesis 2) and the proposed effect of information sources on
visiting intention (hypothesis 3). Although the results of these two...
Hypothesis 1: Information sources have a positive effect on travel motive
Hypothesis 1 predicted that information sources would positively affect travel
motive and was supported with a coefficient of 0.264. Respondents indicated sources...
Hypothesis 3: Information sources have a positive effect on visiting intention
Hypothesis 3 predicted that information sources would positively affect visiting
intention, but this result was not supported. With positive influence of...