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Evaluations of diaries and GPS-enabled trackers to plot young peoples' geographies – asking the participants what they think

Hansson, Ulf and Roulston, Stephen (2017) Evaluations of diaries and GPS-enabled trackers to plot young peoples' geographies – asking the participants what they think. Childrens' Geographies, 15 (5). pp. 517-530. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2016.1272915

Abstract

Insights into the personal geographies of young people can be gained in many ways, but there is not always a focus on the effectiveness of the methodologies used, through a comparison of the different approaches, nor is there often an examination of how the participants in the study perceive the effectiveness of the research methods. Two methodologies are explored in this study: self-completion mobility diaries and the wearing of GPS-enabled tracking devices. The study focuses on the perceptions of the teenage school student respondents in the study (n=15) with relation to the user friendliness, the perceived accuracy, and the ease with which travel patterns can be recreated from the data. The participants were able to evaluate the two methodologies and to make judgements on the criteria provided. We argue that participants can contribute significantly to post-research methodological reflection.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:GPS tracking, diary, Northern Ireland, education, methodology
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:36545
Deposited By: Dr Stephen Roulston
Deposited On:03 Jan 2017 11:03
Last Modified:30 Aug 2018 15:55

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