Less talk more drone: social research with UAVs

Journal Article


Abstract


  • There is a growing body of work in geography and sociology on the impact of drones on

    warfare, surveillance and civil protest. This paper assesses the challenges of using drones

    for teaching human geography and spatial social sciences. Affordable and expensive

    drones are now available in the market place; however, there has been next to no

    reflection on how drones might impact upon the social sciences as a research tool. Yet,

    unmanned flying vehicles pose some profound possibilities for social and cultural

    inquiry and aerial data collection.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Birtchnell, T. & Gibson, C. (2015). Less talk more drone: social research with UAVs. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 39 (1), 182-189.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84924105154

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1871

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 182

End Page


  • 189

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • There is a growing body of work in geography and sociology on the impact of drones on

    warfare, surveillance and civil protest. This paper assesses the challenges of using drones

    for teaching human geography and spatial social sciences. Affordable and expensive

    drones are now available in the market place; however, there has been next to no

    reflection on how drones might impact upon the social sciences as a research tool. Yet,

    unmanned flying vehicles pose some profound possibilities for social and cultural

    inquiry and aerial data collection.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Birtchnell, T. & Gibson, C. (2015). Less talk more drone: social research with UAVs. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 39 (1), 182-189.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84924105154

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1871

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 182

End Page


  • 189

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom