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Listening walks: a method of multiplicity

Gallagher, Michael and Prior, Jonathan ORCID: 2017. Listening walks: a method of multiplicity. Bates, Charlotte and Rhys-Taylor, Alex, eds. Walking Through Social Research, Routledge Advances in Research Methods, London: Routledge,

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A listening walk is a mode of walking in which listening to the sounds of spaces is the focus. In this chapter, we look at the potential of listening walks to act as a research method and pedagogic tool. We emphasise its flexibility and adaptability for different purposes and research topics. To make this argument, we consider a listening walk led by one of the authors in Edinburgh, Scotland. We demonstrate that, while listening walks have been posited as a means of producing research data about perceived soundscape quality, they also provide us with an endlessly repeatable and adaptable method that can address a much broader range of research questions, and can be embedded within a variety of teaching settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: listening, sound, soundwalk, soundscape, multi-sensory, pedagogy, Edinburgh, Brussels, multiplicity, audio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138674042
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 10:54

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