Ten questions were asked in the survey, as presented in Appendix A. Some of the themes of the survey were directed towards understanding, how the tourism impact is on the Macau resident, and how the impact of gaming and industry affects city planning. Tourist attraction in urban tourism as related to cultural developments, tourist attractions and more are also queried for. Local residents and tourists often tend to have different perception on the form of attraction of Macau and these are queried as well. Positive, negative effects of the gambling industry, the form of impact on individual and the influence on locals are also queried. The purpose of the research is to understand the social, economic and individual impact. The research also seeks to find out whether the industry in Macau is focused on sustainability from questionnaire data.
The research methodology adopted is a quantitative research method. The quantitative research method is used in the case of understanding such questions of a phenomenon like how many etc . The data is used to quantify and understand consumer or participant attitudes, opinions, behaviour etc. as defined variables . Understanding them as defined variables, and then using them to generalize the results for a larger population helps quantitative research identify trends and patterns in data. Quantitative research is the most scientific research methodology form, and hence is associated with that of the positivist paradigm .
The primary research approach has been used, where data would be directly collected from the participants (actors of the phenomenon under investigation). This ensures that the data is more current and reliable as well.
The form of data collection tools that are usually used with that of quantitative research is that of survey questionnaires passed around online or in person, telephone interviews, longitudinal studies and more . In this research, the questionnaire survey method is used. Data is collected from around 10 participants who have been resident in Macau for around 10 years or more now. A non-probabilistic convenience sampling was used, as we were specifically searching for those people who were in Macau at least 10 years or more.