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1 Nick Lapthorn Head of Centre – Juniper Hall Field Centre

2 Qualitative Quantitative PrimarySecondary RESEARCH GIS and NEW TECHNOLOGIES

3 20 th Century Fieldwork? 21 st Century Fieldwork? STYLES LOCATIONS

4 Sustainable transport Eco/carbon footprints Energy audits Food miles Activity patterns Place checklists Exciting new opportunities Weather- watch Flood-risk determination Catchment management Exclusion by gender / age Use and miss- use of green spaces Tourism profiles Sustainable communities Roof hydrographs Clone towns Re-branding the 24hr city Shoreline management Lifestyle analysis Place profiles Right to roam Ecological value Studentification Mobility pathways Think maps Impression maps Stakeholder views

5 Less need to measure in minute detail. Holistic and topical studies. Greater opportunity for qualitative approaches. Greater relevance of topics to everyday situations.

6 Find data Select and Sort Synthesise and Analyse Record and Report

7 Lots of choice

8 Range of articles newspapers Guardian & Independent GeoFactsheet GeoFile online GeoNews Review Geography Review Geographical dossier

9 Remember to use their websites

10 Try the exam boards

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13 Google Books Search Google Scholar

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16 Who published the information Organisation/Agency/Individual Who wrote the information Expert or interested individual? The age of the material Why the material exists Academic research/Special interest groups

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18 Library Has helpful staff to help you find things. Organised! Provides free access to print and paper copies of items, e.g. journals Archived information available Doesnt always have what you want Not always up to date copies Closes after hours Cant always take out reference copies Nearly all in written form Internet Open all hours Provides access to global resources, e.g. newspaper from India Complete multimedia experience Updated information Two way communication No universal system of cataloguing and organising resources Anyone can publish things May have to pay for internet time May have to pay for some resources

19 All about participant observation: people writing A picture tells a 1000 words?

20 Oral Histories Direct participant observation (movements and flows) – covert or overt? Focus groups Personal video (extended) interviews Diary of an event, e.g. city food festival Keep personal observations in a field note book / diary

21 Price Prediction: High – Med – Low Actual Average Price (approx): £___________ Price Prediction: High – Med – Low Actual Average Price (approx): £___________

22 Price Prediction: High – Med – Low Actual Average Price (approx): £___________ Price Prediction: High – Med – Low Actual Average Price (approx): £___________

23 Gold lettering in TNR, British Racing green Curved facade to allow more display space What if all the shops in the street were like this? Who would(nt) come? Sophisticated, high quality, traditional

24 GIS has the ability to store, retrieve, manipulate and analyse a range of spatially related data The user can: ask questions of data related to the map search for patterns and distributions investigate the underlying relationships between different sets of data Article in Geography Review: March 2007

25 Spatial Understanding Enquiry learning Identifying relationships Vocational element Motivation

26 FREEEXPENSIVE EASY TO USE COMPLICATED Often web based BASIC SOPHISTICATED Sometimes a cut-down version

27 DIGITAL MAPPING (eg. Anquet, Memory Map) MAPPING LAYERS (eg Magic, Census, Google Earth) INTEROGATIVE GIS (eg Aegis, ArcInfo)

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