Presentation on theme: "Nick Emmel and Andrew Clark"— Presentation transcript:
1 Nick Emmel and Andrew Clark Real Life MethodsPart of the ESRC National Centre for Research MethodsWe walk the walk, but can we talk the talk (with deference to John Lee Hooker): walkabouts to understand the lived environment of communityNick Emmel and Andrew Clark
2 walkaboutsSomething we just do as part of our investigation of network, neighbourhood, and community and a method that:helps us to understand a place betteracts as a catalyst in our researchis used in conjunction with other methodshelps us gain deeper sociological insight
10 the multi-sensory experience There are places that are quiet.There are places full of hustle and bustleThere are evocative smellsThere are places that are easy to walk through, and others where you have to look where you treadThere are places that feel safe and others that feel unsafe
12 walkabouts as one method in the research Walking interviewsField diariesHistorical data collectionResearch QuestionsQuantitative data collectionDiary interviewswalkaboutsKey informant toursParticipatory social mapsKey informant interviews
13 conclusions More than something we just do A way of engaging with placeA multi-sensory methodAdditive rather than discrete modes of dataContribute to a deeper sociological understanding of place
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