What is geo-narrative?Geo-narrative was developed by Kwan and Ding (2008) as a distinctive qualitative GIS approach. It integrates narrative analysis and 3D GIS-based time-geographic methods with originally designed computer-aided qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS). The approach extends current GIS's capabilities for the analysis and interpretation of narrative materials such as oral histories, life histories, and biographies. Its three central elements are:
Closely related works include Kwan (2008) and Bell et al. (2015), both use visual or cartographic means (maps, GIS, and GPS) to generate rich interpretive accounts of people's experiences of certain aspects of the urban environment.
ReferencesBell, S.L., C. Phoenix, R. Lovell, and B.W. Wheeler (2015) Using GPS and geo-narratives: a methodological approach for understanding and situating everyday green space encounters. Area 47(1): 88-96.
Knigge, L., and M. Cope (2006) Grounded visualization: Integrating the analysis of qualitative data through grounded theory and visualization. Environment and Planning A 38(11): 2021-2037.
Kwan, M.-P. (2008) From oral histories to visual narratives: Re-presenting the post-September 11 experiences of the Muslim women in the USA. Social and Cultural Geography 9(6): 653-669.
Kwan, M.-P., and G. Ding (2008) Geo-Narrative: Extending geographic information systems for narrative analysis in qualitative and mixed-method research. The Professional Geographer 60(4): 443-465.
Matthews, S.A., J. Detwiler, and L. Burton (2005) Geo-ethnography: Coupling geographic information analysis techniques and ethnographic methods in urban research. Cartographica 40(4): 75-90.
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