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media

means of communication (TV, art, newspapers) that reach or influence people widely

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objective

not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts

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qualitative data

information that non-numerical and used in an unstructured/open-ended way e.g. interviews, artist depictions photographs

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quantitative data

data that can be quantified and verified, amenable to statistical manipulation

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subjective

based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions

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counter-mapping

a bottom-up process by which people create their own maps informed by own local knowledge and understanding of places

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biomapping

mapping of emotions shown by people to certain places through a device that records the wearers Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)

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ethnography

research method that explores what people do as well as say e.g. ethnographer would participate in daily life of that person

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types of sources

statistics, maps, interviews, media, graffiti, architecture

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2 factors when looking at secondary data

reliability (subjectivity), provenance (context)

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investigating locale and location

OS maps (old/new), street maps, books/atlases/newspapers, local history society, internet, official government websites (census data/local health statistics)

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investigating demographic characteristics

census every 10 years, socio-economic data (employment, crime, health), the Office for National Statistics, the Local Government Association, LG Inform Plus, geospatial data

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investigating economic characteristics

levels of employment/unemployment, balance between 3 economic sectors, GDHI estimates, house prices, access to services

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GDHI

gross disposable household income estimates

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Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)

UK government qualitative study measuring deprivation at small-area level across England, shows economic inequality between/within places

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7 dimensions of deprivation in the English Indices of Deprivation 2015

income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education skills and training, crime, barriers to housing and services, living environment

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investigating social characteristics and inequalities

local educational data (school performance), health-related data, geographical scales, health profiles, life expectancy,

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examples of geospatial data

Index of Multiple Deprivation, Public Health Determinants of Health

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geographic information system (GIS)

a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data