Taxis, vans and subways

Date of publication: November 12, 2007

Catalogue: Qualitative 2007

Abstract:

This paper will present three case studies of experiments to conduct novel research techniques in alternative environments. The three approaches are:-Designing a taxi in which participants participate in an interview conducted by the researcher-driver.-Moderating focus groups inside a private van with passengers as participants.-Conducting shadowings with subway passengers during their home-work commute.Most techniques are still in an experimental phase, however, it opens up a world of possibilities for thinking about researching alternative contexts and advancing the qualitative research practice.

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