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dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.en
dc.contributor.authorSwaffield, Simon R.en
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, David G.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-14T02:08:04Z
dc.date.issued1998-09en
dc.identifier.issn1174-670Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/104
dc.description.abstractThe primary objective of this study was to develop an understanding of visitors' experiences of the Kaikoura landscape using photographs of landscape and Q method. The literature on landscape perception shows that there is a range of paradigms extending from the expert to the experiential, and that there is a need to focus on the latter. Therefore, this study examines: the way individuals represent their subjective experience of landscape through the selection of a particular array of photographs; verbal explanations of their choice; and the social and cultural significance of those representations. The results concur with other research on landscape perception showing that 'naturalness' is an important component of preferred experiences. However, they also show that this preference is expressed in different ways, largely reflecting the cultural context of the visitor. The particularity of the responses highlights the need for locally grounded contextual understanding in order to interpret variations around and within generic themes. The results also show that Q method has significant potential for landscape research, especially for research that seeks to combine the experiential and socio-cultural paradigms.en
dc.format.extent1-62en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Tourism Research and Education Centreen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Tourism Research and Education Centre - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/104en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTRREC Report seriesen
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectKaikouraen
dc.subjectlandscape experienceen
dc.subjectQ methoden
dc.titleUnderstanding visitors' experiences in Kaikoura using photographs of landscapes and Q methoden
dc.typeMonograph
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services::350500 Tourismen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Societyen
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architectureen
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DTSS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/SOLA
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/104en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4488-1877


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