The Methods Used in Connected Lives: Investigating networks, neighbourhoods and communities

Emmel, Nick and Clark, Andrew (2009) The Methods Used in Connected Lives: Investigating networks, neighbourhoods and communities. NCRM Working Paper. National Centre for Research Methods.

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Abstract

A description of the research methods used in the Connected Lives project, an investigation of of networks, neighbourhoods, and communities, with a focus on what happens and what passes along these networks (Crow, 2004; Pahl and Spencer, 2004). The project used a range of qualitatively-driven methods, including: walking interviews; diary interviews; participatory social maps; secondary quantitative data collection; field diaries; key informant interviews; walking tours; participant observation and historical data collection. Connected Lives was part of the Real Life Methods node of the National Centre for Research Methods, based at the Universities of Manchester and Leeds.

Item Type:Working Paper (NCRM Working Paper)
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.20 Mixed Methods
1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.19 Secondary Analysis
2. Data Collection > 2.7 Visual Methods
1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.16 Collaborative Approaches
2. Data Collection > 2.3 Questioning > 2.3.2 Interviewing
4. Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.3 Mixed Methods Approaches > 4.3.1 Mixed Methods Approaches (general)
4. Data Handling and Data Analysis > 4.1 Qualitative Approaches > 4.1.1 Qualitative Approaches (general)
2. Data Collection > 2.1 Data Collection (general)
ID Code:800
Deposited By: Realities user
Deposited On:22 Sep 2009 09:22
Last Modified:29 Sep 2010 18:04

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