Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Nepal Research Project - Refining the Methodology

This is a Travel Geographer Blog only post (this is a blog, not a podcast)

3 January 2007

We did three interviews yesterday. It was the first time that we were able to test our methodology to see if it worked. (The preliminary methodology is discussed in detail in a recent Geography for Travelers podcast, though I will also get into those details again here.) The night before I was telling Kevin that there were two concerns that I had about the methodology. The first was that because the two techniques were based on standard methods used by other researchers in the past, it was not really focused on environmental and social change, and as such the results we get may be unrelated to our research problem. The photographs we collected were historical in nature (both old and new), but that alone might not be enough to get people to naturally talk about changes over time. The only way we can know if this is the case is to test the methodology.

For the full text of the blog entry go here:

Photo: Lobby of the Hotel Tibet in Kathmandu

FYI - You can see all the photos from my trip to Nepal at:
-- see the Nepal Set of photos