Understanding visitors' experiences in Kaikoura using photographs of landscapes and Q method

dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.
dc.contributor.authorSwaffield, Simon R.
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, David G.
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-14T02:08:04Z
dc.date.issued1998-09
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.identifier.issn1174-670Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/104
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Tourism Research and Education Centre
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
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.subject.anzsrcANZSRC::140201 Agricultural Economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenMarsden::350500 Tourism
dc.titleUnderstanding visitors' experiences in Kaikoura using photographs of landscapes and Q methoden
dc.typeMonograph
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Unit
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Design
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Society
lu.contributor.unitSchool of Landscape Architecture
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4488-1877
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/104en
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