Recorded Observation in Care Homes from BESiDE Study

  • Lesley J. McIntrye (Creator)
  • Ian Harrison (Creator)



This data-set contains information of recorded ethnographic observations (utilising an adapted form of the AEIOU heuristic) from five urban care homes in the UK. These observations are formatted in both transcribed and coded tables and as scans of original field notes. The data set includes method statements describing the process of data capture. Affinity mapping was employed to open-code the data and develop a code book. Five high-level spatial qualities emerged: Spatial Legibility, Spatial Interconnectedness, Spatial Traversability, Spatial Diversity and Spatial Aesthetics.
Date made availableMar 2017
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Date of data production2015 - 2016


Research Output

The effects of built environment design on opportunities for wellbeing in care homes

McIntyre, L. J. & Harrison, I. R., 6 Apr 2017, In : ArchNet-IJAR. 11, 1, p. 138-156 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Cite this

    McIntrye, L. J. (Creator), Harrison, I. (Creator) (Mar 2017). Recorded Observation in Care Homes from BESiDE Study. University of Dundee. ReadMe_2_(.txt), ResearchMethodStatement_1_(.pdf), DATA_SET_20170315T113238Z_001(.zip). 10.15132/10000124