Methods and techniques for capturing empirical material from experiences and stories in outdoor spaces and places

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Collecting and generating empirical material in the outdoors requires a flexibility that parallels the natural environment in which outdoor research predominantly takes place. Utilising an interpretive approach, with a focus on understanding the affective experience of participants, this chapter offers a range of data collection methods and techniques for the researcher in the outdoors. A focus on the challenges, issues and tensions of choosing, modifying and problem-solving methods and techniques prior to entering, and in the outdoors, is initiated. Specifically, participant observation, intentional conversations and document collection provide examples and attend to the flexibility required in the outdoors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Methods in Outdoor Studies
EditorsBarbara Humberstone, Heather Prince
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter6
Number of pages10
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780429199004
ISBN (Print)9780367188702, 9780367188832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Outdoor Studies
PublisherRoutledge

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • outdoor studies
  • empirical data
  • research methods

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