SAGE Journal Articles
You can access here SAGE articles that illustrate each method highlighted in Chapter 7, used in practice. The first two papers you can access demonstrate the use of textual research, and archival research. Miles’ paper (2010) collates and analyses art exhibitions as texts to examine how climate change is represented to the public in the UK and US. Mills’ paper (2014) uses a collection of archive records from the Scout Association to make sense of how young people entered the public sphere through regimes of volunteering in the post-war period. The second two papers show research that engages with people and places. In Jackson’s paper (2014) in-depth interviews are used to shed light on the experiences of migrants living in South Wales. This paper shows the questions Jackson asked as well as the interview data collected, which is folded into the subsequent argument she presents. In Merchant’s paper (2011) a novel account of underwater ethnography is provided, shedding light on the use of this embodied method. Turning to numbers and maps, Lapham et al. (2015) demonstrate the use of a survey to collect data concerning how people use parks for recreational activities. Greenhalgh and King (2013) use GIS mapping techniques to demonstrate how businesses are displaced in the Tyne and Wear region of the UK.
- Research with texts and archives
Reference: Miles, M. (2010) ‘Representing nature: art and climate change’, Cultural Geographies 17 (1): 19‒35.
Reference: Mills, S. (2014) ‘Youth on streets and Bob-a-Job Week: urban geographies of masculinity, risk, and home in postwar Britain’, Environment and Planning A 46 (1): 112‒28.
- Research with people and places
Reference: Jackson, L. (2014) ‘The multiple voices of belonging: migrant identities and community practice in South Wales’, Environment and Planning A 46 (7): 1666‒81.
Reference: Merchant, S. (2011) ‘Negotiating underwater space: The sensorium, the body and the practice of scuba-diving’, Tourist Studies 11 (3): 215‒34.
Reference: Seltz, S. (2016) ‘Pixilated partnerships, overcoming obstacles in qualitative interviews via Skype: A research note’, Qualitative Research 16 (2): 229‒35.
- Research with numbers and maps
Reference: Lapham, S. C., Cohen, D. A., Han, B., Williamson, S., Evenson, K. R., McKenzie, T. L. and Ward, P. (2015) ‘How important is perception of safety to park use? A four-city survey’, Urban Studies 1‒13 (early online) DOI: 10.1177/0042098015592822.
Reference: Greenhalgh, P. and King, H. (2013) ‘Developing an indicator of property market resilience - investigating the potential of GIS to analyse business occupier displacement and property market filtering: A case study of Tyne and Wear’, Urban Studies 50 (2): 372‒90.