Architect, urban planner and researcher.
heritage conservation and urban issues
This research will be a tipping point internally, clearly demonstrating the need in the selected area, not just for collaboration, but for the support of research data at every level and for every aspect. The study is not without its limitations. The samples for both strands of data were not fully representative of the study population, and there was potential confusion about key terms in the study, namely the conflation of data storage and data preservation/curation.
Additionally, one of the more interesting themes to arise from the qualitative phase of the study was the perception of data on environmental aspect plans and attitudes towards selected River revitalization planning. This theme resulted in creating a bipolar objective scale, based on the Theory of Planned Behavior, in assessing attitudes and beliefs towards the data management planning process to measure the intention of implementing data management plans. This data has yet to be thoroughly analysed and may uncover new understandings of the impact of River revitalization in the slum area and the environmental aspect and provide interesting directions for future research studies.
By using an exploratory sequential mixed-method research design to uncover selected River problems around the current catchment area, resident environmental practices, and the challenges they face in managing the wide catchment area of pollution, this study allows for a deeper understanding of River revitalization, researchers’ needs, and the need for a robust plan to implement research data services that meet these needs. In particular, the strength of the mixed methods approach allowed for a deep dive into understanding the lived experiences of researchers’ environmental practices via qualitative methods while using the results of the qualitative analysis to build a survey instrument to more accurately measure environmental activities at the selected River, especially in the slum area, including behaviours and attitudes toward river revitalization.
The integration of these three aspects of data will be crucial to revitalizing the slum area within the selected River catchment area should be addressed through research. To date, related published studies have reflected either a qualitative or quantitative research orientation; this study successfully provides a model to strategically and systematically link qualitative and quantitative data into a genuinely mixed-method research design.