Effect Of Smoke Regulation On Hospitality Industry

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INTRODUCTION: Scientific research article should be presented as logical arguments and in such a way that sequence of the article sections will correspond to a model or chain of reasoning that applies to such article (Krathwohl, 2009, P.62). However, the research article by Hyland, et al (2003) does not seem to have the framework or follow this model or organized in “chain-of-reasoning sequence/format for some reasons best known by the authors’. Beside, Krathwohl, (2009) pointed out that this chain-chain-of reasoning model applies differently to preplanned and emergent studies. The authors’ justification of the need for the study, including the degree to which the authors synthesized and critically analyzed existing research to show that this study is the next logical step in the line of research. Hyland, et al (2003) wanted to carry out this research because they believed that there was gap in the previous studies which policy makers, tobacco industries and restaurant owners’ cite while making arguments that smoke-regulation in hospitality industry will hurt their business and decrease revenues. They implied that complicity and conflict of interest between the researchers and stakeholders in hospitality industry together with tobacco industry might have influenced the research results which lead to the conclusion that smoke-free regulation in the hospitality industry will negatively impact their sales and revenues. The authors also suggested that data collection methods

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