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2.4 Methods basis

The research involves three different creative methods (of digital cultural asset mapping, cognitive mapping and digital storytelling) which together form a multi-modal approach to cultural engagement. This section explains the theory and benefits of each method, then explains the rationale behind using multi-modal cultural engagement as an opportunity for addressing the potential weaknesses of each approach, giving different insights which together help form a picture of the cultural landscape and assets in the area in question. The methods used do not apply exclusively to this geographical study area, as they can be replicated elsewhere.