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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Valuing Academic Perspectives
Author(s): Matthews, Peter
Brown, Laura
Brown, Julie
Connelly, Steve
O'Brien, Dave
Astbury, Janice
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Citation: Matthews P, Brown L, Brown J, Connelly S, O'Brien D & Astbury J (2015) Valuing Academic Perspectives.
Keywords: evaluation
community research
connected communities
Issue Date: 14-Apr-2015
Date Deposited: 22-Apr-2015
Abstract: First paragraph: This report summarises a number of evaluative studies carried out in the neighbourhood of Wester Hailes, Edinburgh in the summer of 2014 by a team of academics, as part of a wider Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Connected Communities project Valuing Different Perspectives (VDP).1 The overall project sought to use a range of evaluative perspectives to the study of a number of previous AHRC Connected Communities projects: Community Hacking 2.0, Ladders to the Clouds, and the Communities Within Spaces of Flows projects.2 The projects produced diverse outputs for the local community: a totem pole; a social history walking "code book"; wall plaques (in preparation); the renewal of the local newspaper The Wester Hailes Sentinel as an online ‘hyper-local' news source, The Digital Sentinel; and a local partnership called Our Place in Time. The earlier Connected Communities projects also supported the local housing association (Prospect Community Housing [PCHA]) in continuing their use of the social history Facebook page From There to Here.
Type: Working Paper
Rights: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Affiliation: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology
University of Manchester
Southampton Solent University
University of Sheffield
Goldsmiths College, University of London
Heriot-Watt University
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