Within the past several years Dr. Beaman has been involved in a variety of research.
Much of this involvement has been working as a “volunteer” on a team with any compensation
being payment of some expenses. Work with colleagues at Colorado State, National
ChaiYi University, Government of Canada and elsewhere have resulted in the publications
listed under “recent” (since 1996). He worked as a consultant for the Canadian Tourism
Research Institute of the Conference Board of Canada on survey related work. In relation
to the Canadian Travel Survey, a multi million dollar annual survey, he (1) participated
in a study of research needs and options; (2) was lead researcher in an audit/review;
(3) supported a consultant in providing tourism professionals from the provinces
with the information needed to clarify what data they wanted and with what accuracy.
As one sees below, he has over 40 publications since retiring from the Government
of Canada in 1996. In 2001 a major thrust was preparing material for the Taiwan Forest
Service in support of English speaking tourism to the Alishan Forest Recreation Area
in south-central Taiwan. He has been heavily involved in dealing with accuracy, reliability
and getting better estimates for longer-tail distributions (e.g., of expenditures).
He has also been concerned with facilitating data analysis by appropriate relational
structuring of complex data.
Numerous publications have resulted from various thrusts and cooperative ventures
in Taiwan, Canada and the USA.