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Talk, technologies and teenagers : understanding the school journey using a mixed-methods approach.

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Journal publication date05/2009
JournalChildren's Geographies
Journal number2
Volume7
Number of pages16
Pages107-122
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper focuses on the methods used in a project which set out to capture the movements and to consider the wellbeing of 30 teenagers on their journeys to and from school. A mobile phone linked to a GPS receiver was used to automatically log travel patterns whilst the respondents added ‘blog’ images and text about how they felt on the journey. Follow up interviews further explored the data. The paper shows that by using a range of methods the young people became involved in the project in different ways providing a rich picture of contingent and complex school journeys.

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