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The Methodology of the 'Views and Visions Project: of Land Use-UK: practices, issues, decisions and experiences


Robertson, ME and Walford, R and Barr, C and Morrish, M and Francis, F, The Methodology of the 'Views and Visions Project: of Land Use-UK: practices, issues, decisions and experiences, Cambridge Journal of Education, 30, (3) pp. 421-438. ISSN 0305-764X (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/713657159


The Land Use-UK Project was conducted with the support of teachers and students in schools throughout the UK. At the time they acted as surveyors of the landscape and, as well as mapping the land use, students recorded their perceptions of what they had seen together with their views for the future. Referred to now as the 'Views and Visions Project', these collective opinions from mostly whole class groups of students provide a database of 1287 responses. Along with the richness of discovery and meaning which the readings of these narratives of landscape experience provide, there have been many decisions to be made regarding the appropriate style and strategies needed for development of the data and interpretation and analysis of the research. This paper provides a reflection on the methodological decisions taken from the personal perspective of the authors as well as some critical comment on the limitations and possibilities of this essentially qualitative research approach. © 2000, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Education assessment and evaluation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental education and awareness
UTAS Author:Robertson, ME (Professor Margaret Robertson)
ID Code:19051
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Early Childhood and Primary Education
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-06-18

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