Girl skateboarders: active girlhood, alternative sports and urban space

Paechter, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-3050-5571, Keenan, M. ORCID: 0000-0003-2052-8462 and Stoodley, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-0901-6661, 2023. Girl skateboarders: active girlhood, alternative sports and urban space. [Dataset]

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This dataset comprises anonymised data from a study of girl and young woman skateboarders. Data were collected between June 2021 and December 2022 at three skateparks in and around two cities, plus associated skate spaces. These have been de-identified, but the characteristics are as follows: 'Flyovers' is a partially indoor, managed skatepark in Bedrock in North-west England; 'High Hill Park' is a public outdoor skatepark near the centre of Hillwood, in the English Midlands, and 'Parish' is a public outdoor skatepark in a nearby village.
There are the following subsets of data: 1. Open and structured observations of skateparks and other skate spaces. Open observations are deposited as field notes (83 in total). Structured observations are deposited as sets of maps (18 sets with varying numbers of maps in each file) in a specially designed mapping system. 2. Transcripts (41 in total). These consist of: a) 39 interviews (with young woman skaters, skate coaches, male skaters using the same spaces, and others involved in skateboarding in these locations); b) the transcript of a meeting between 9 young women set up, by a managed skatepark not part of our main study, to discuss their experiences; c) the transcript of a discussion meeting following participant data collection/analysis as part of an exchange visit involving seven young woman skateboarders from a managed skatepark not part of the main study and the study skatepark in Bedrock. 3. Media descriptions of 5 shared photographs and 2 shared videos from the participant data collection on the exchange visit. 4. Transcript of WhatsApp conversation as part of the participant data collection/analysis related to the exchange visit.
Also archived are examples of 1. Consent forms (3 versions); 2. Information booklets (7 versions); interview schedules (4 versions); map templates with maps removed for ethical reasons (2); data documentation including the NVivo codebook.

Item Type: Research datasets and databases
Creators: Paechter, C., Keenan, M. and Stoodley, L.
Paechter, C.Research team
Stoodley, L.Research team
Keenan, M.Research team
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University
Date: 2023
Rights: Due to ethical concerns, supporting data can not be openly available and will only be released to researchers affiliated with a research organisation. Please direct access requests to
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Richard Cross
Date Added: 08 Dec 2022 18:25
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2023 10:16

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