Employs knowledge and skills gained in the program to an applied tourism and hospitality research topic that is selected in consultation with faculty. Identifies the research aim, purpose and theoretical and conceptual frameworks appropriate to the research topic selected. Includes a literature review, methodology, and data analysis. Usually involves a paper with the addition of a video, PowerPoint, spoken presentation or other approved presentation medium. Addresses issues of validity, reliability and ethical practice during the development of the research design. Ensures faculty support, guidance, and advice throughout the research process from topic selection, to writing research questions, developing the research design, conducting the research, and producing the final output. Prerequisites: TRMN501, TRMN502, TRMN503, TRMN505, IHMN550, IHMN650, and minimum program GPA of 3.0.