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This paper aims to explore the application of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) checklists for advanced systematic reviews of literature and Thematic Analysis Framework (TAF) focusing on A-15 Point checklist for qualitative data analysis in hospitality and tourism research. There exists paucity of knowledge and extant literature work that are dedicated to highlight the application of PRISMA and TAF checklists. There are several studies that have presumably adopted PRISMA and TAF; however, most of these studies merely mentioned in their methodology section that these two checklists were adopted. This paper reviews previous studies that have adopted PRISMA and TAF in hospitality services, tourism and other related studies to identify the extent to which the two checklists have been applied. Findings show limited amount of literature work adopted the PRISMA checklists; and it appears most authors are not aware of the TAF. These findings contribute to the existing knowledge the necessity to apply PRISMA in systematic literature reviews and TAF checklists for qualitative data analysis. Practical implications include the need for the journal article editors, edited book chapter editors, conference scientific committee and peer-reviewers to be familiar with PRISMA and TAF checklists to enrich the quality of published academic papers in hospitality and tourism. Directions for future studies are discussed further.



Recommended Citation

Adeyinka-Ojo, S. (2021). PRISMA statement and thematic analysis framework in hospitality and tourism research. In C. Cobanoglu, & V. Della Corte (Eds.), Advances in global services and retail management (pp. 1–10). USF M3 Publishing. https://www.doi.org/10.5038/9781955833035

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