As the project’s aims is to look at multi versatile spaces I would want to use ‘…multi-factor, multi-method analyses…’ . I would use:

  1. ‘Concept Mapping’ as a data collection method, ‘…[as it] is especially valuable when researchers want to involve relevant stakeholder groups in the act of creating the research project.’ (14)
  2. ‘Structuration Theory’ is a social theory of the creation and reproduction of social systems that is based in the analysis of both structure and agents (see structure and agency), without giving primacy to either. Further, in structuration theory, neither micro- nor macro-focused analysis alone are sufficient.
  3. ‘Contextual Design’ as a process that consists of the following top-level steps: contextual inquiry, interpretation, data consolidation, visioning, storyboarding, user environment design, and prototyping.’
  4. Bricolage and Assemblage Methods: The idea of research as an assemblage derives from the DeleuzoGuattarian view of assemblages as ‘machines’ that link elements together affectively to do something, to produce something. Applying the conception of a ‘machinic assemblage’ different stages in the research process such as data collection or analysis, or techniques used, for example, to sample data or increase validity, can be treated as a machine that works because of its affects.


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Further reading:

The Life of the Mind I Thinking ARENDT Where are we when we think

Competing Paradigms in Qualitative Research GUBA-LINCOLN-Competing-Paradigms

FERTILE OBSESSION: Validity After Poststructuralism LATHER-Fertile-Obsession

To begin again LOMAX-To-Begin-Again

The Ignorant Schoolmaster Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation RANCIERE-The-Ignorant-Schoolmaster


UK Higher Education Learning Space Toolkit: case studies: (Accessed: 17.01.2018)