Text messaging as a near synchronous method of remote support in outdoor adventurous settings

Prince, Heather (2017) Text messaging as a near synchronous method of remote support in outdoor adventurous settings. Applied Mobilities . Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

In transient outdoor adventurous settings such as expeditions, mobile communication is often used in a safety framework or for support. Text messaging (or SMS: Short Message Service) as a near synchronous method is explored in this non-representational micro-research in a cycling expedition context. This interactive approach is supplemented by telephone conversations and post-experience interviews. The dualistic methodological positioning within a phenomenological and ethnographic approach is situated in an expanding trans-disciplinary mobilities discourse. Text messaging is a valid tool for recording meaning and reflexivity of real, lived experiences in this setting and has application for remote supervisors of outdoor adventures.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Mobilities
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 2380-0135
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Outdoor Studies
Depositing User: Heather Prince
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 14:20
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:44
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3101

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