Title: WISERD Knowing Localities Research Programme 2008-11: Interviews

Orford S, Jones SK, Burgess SJ, et al. (2012). WISERD Knowing Localities Research Programme 2008-11: Interviews. Cardiff University. http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2015.100107

Access Rights: Data is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) licence

Access Method: Click to email a request for this data to opendata@cardiff.ac.uk

Dataset Details

Publisher: Cardiff University

Date (year) of data becoming publicly available: 2012

Coverage start date: 02/11/2009

Coverage end date: 31/05/2010

Data type: word documents, spreadsheets, sound files, GIS files (shapefiles)

Data format: .xls pdf .doc .wav .wma .dss ESRI shapefiles

Software Required: GIS package for shapefiles. QGIS is free and opensource software that can be used to view the files

Data File Size: 2.75 Gigabytes

Number of Files In Dataset: 1600

Geographical Description: Data collected for three localities in Wales - Heads of the Valleys (principally the Unitary Authorities of Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Blaenau Gwent) ; Ceridigion and Pembrokeshire coast including Montgomeryshire (North Powys) and North Wales (the Unitary Authorities of Gwynedd and Wrexham)

DOI : 10.17035/d.2015.100107

DOI URL: http://doi.org/10.17035/d.2015.100107

Related URL: http://www.wiserd.ac.uk/research/wiserd-localities/completed-projects/knowing-localities/

The WISERD locality research programme comprised a series of locality studies, carried out by six full-time researchers, based in Aberystwyth, Bangor, and Cardiff Universities. The Locality Research Programme had five key aims: i) providing a way of researching the imagined and material experiences of stakeholders and communities; ii) examining the processes and practices of devolution in sub-national settings; iii) acting as an interface with policy stakeholders in different parts of Wales; iv) gaining a unique research and policy insight through mixed methods and integrated spatial data concerns; v) contributing to methodological development and research capacity building. A total of 120 interviews were undertaken with key actors across seven unitary authorities within three localities (Heads of the Valleys (Cardiff locality) - principally the Unitary Authorities of Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Blaenau Gwent); Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire coast (Aberystwyth locality) - including Montgomeryshire (North Powys); and North Wales (Bangor locality) along the A44 corridor(the Unitary Authorities of Gwynedd and Wrexham). Interviews were completed in two tiers: Tier 1: Unitary Authority senior management; Tier 2: managers in other bodies with responsibility for service delivery. The number of interviews per locality and tier is below: Aberystwyth Locality Ceredigion Tier 1 8 interviews Ceredigion Tier 2 5 interviews Pembrokeshire Tier 1 7 interviews Pembrokeshire Tier 2 3 interviews Other Tier 1 1 interview Other 2 12 interviews Bangor Locality Gwynedd Tier 1 6 interviews Gwynedd Tier 2 16 interviews Wrexham Tier 1 8 interviews Wrexham Tier 2 5 interviews Cardiff Locality Blaenau Gwent Tier 1 6 interviews Blaenau Gwent Tier 2 5 interviews Merthyr Tydfil Tier 1 5 interviews Merthyr Tydfil Tier 2 5 interviews Rhondda Cynon Taf Tier 1 9 interviews Rhondda Cynon Taf Tier 2 11 interviews Other Tier 2 8 interviews The interviews were based around the following 8 themes 1. Education and young people 2. Crime, public space and policing 3. Health, well-being and social care 4. Language, citizenship and identity 5. Employment and training 6. Environment, tourism and leisure 7. Economic development and regeneration 8. Housing and transport. The questions and themes asked are in the following interview schedule: Section 1: Stakeholder identity We are interviewing you with regard your role/job as …. Can you describe your job? What do you do? How did you get in to your current role? Who do you engage with and why? What does success look like in your role? Where do you see yourself in three or four years’ time? Section 2: Stakeholder perceptions of place/locality What’s your patch? Who are the people you work with - what are their patches? How does your [patch] relate to those [patches]? (relationality across scales) Are there any other key relationships to your [patch] and for your role? What is your [patch] like now? If you had to describe it someone who has not been here, how would you describe it? In what way is this place different to others? What are people like in the [patch]? Ask about ‘good’ areas and ‘bad’ areas Are there differences within the [patch]? How has [patch] changed? For better for worse? How have different parts of the [patch] been affected differently? Or, if no differences described above: Is this the case across [patch]? How have people coped? How haven’t they coped? (Coping strategies: how have people adapted their lives to these issues?) How do you think the needs of [patch] will change in the future? What has impacted on changes in your [patch]? How have you come to know this? (what patch is like now and how it has changed and how it will change) Do you do any data collection on this? Difference between personal and professional know ledges (e.g. I have lived here all my life OR I have talked to these people with work) What information / data would you like to know but don’t, how would this improve your capacity to do your job? Why don’t you have this data (does it exist; do they have access)? How can this be changed? What are the key issues that are going on here? And how does this relate to other places? Follow up on issues How do you know this? How do these issues impact + and - on the lives of those in the locality? What was/is your role in helping to address or maintain these issues? Other people’s roles in helping to address or maintain these issues. Barriers and facilitators to helping address or sustain them. Section 3: Power and resources Who makes decisions that affect your patch What are the crucial resources for you to conduct your work? To what extent are these available? Where do you get resources from? How could resource availability be better? How does the availability of resources impact on success? – what is available what is lacking and sharing and competition over these resources? To what extent can people affect decisions about their locality? Who? How? Which decisions? To what extent? Is this the case across the [patch]? Refer back to their definition of success – what are the barriers and facilitators to achieving this? What is Wales? What issues do you think will be the key things for us to follow and what would you hope would be the result of this? The interviews were recorded on digital recorders, transcribed by a professional company and checked by researchers. The quality of a) interviews and b) transcripts vary to some degree across the corpus. Some interviews are longer and fuller than others; some transcripts are closely and some more loosely transcribed. Placenames in the text were geo-parsed and geo-coded to six digit OS national grid references by researchers. These were then used to create GIS shapefiles of points of places mentioned in the transcripts There are two folders of data: RESTRICTED and UNRESTRICTED The RESTRICTED folder contains: • 135 audio files of the localities interviews • 120 non-anonymised interview transcripts • 120 consent forms for each interview • Excel files containing useful but potentially disclosive information on the interviews (eg interviews name; position; contact details; length of interview in minutes; number of pages of transcript etc) Contents of the RESTRICTED folder cannot be shared without prior consent of WISERD The UNRESTRICTED folder contains: • Locality GIS boundary data – GIS shapefiles of the boundaries of each (3) locality area • Locality interview place name GIS data containing: o 120 GIS shapefiles of point data of places mentioned in each interview. o 80 GIS polygon ellipse shapefiles of places mentioned in each interview generated from the point data. This has been categorised by theme (8) and Unitary Authority (a total of 7) in each Locality (3). o 80 GIS spatial mean point shapefiles of places mentioned in each interview generated from the point data. This has been categorised by theme (8) and Unitary Authority (total of 7) in each Locality (3). • 120 anonymised interview transcripts • Excel files containing useful non-disclosive information on the interviews (eg length of interview in minutes; number of pages of transcript etc) Contents of the UNRESTRICTED folder can be shared (with the acknowledgement of WISERD)



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