How to add your research
How to use the wiki
Place Value Wiki is a collaborative platform for anyone interested in the empirical links between aspects of place quality and aspects of place value. Practitioners and others can seek research here that helps to make the case for their projects, policies and strategies, and researchers can post research here that they believe will add to the collective evidence on these issues.
Evidence is categorised under four discrete sections: Health, Society, Economy, and Environment. Each section is divided into sub-sections in which related studies are grouped together. Each research entry follows the same format: Title of the research, Aims and method adopted by the study, Key Findings of the research, and a full Reference with a web link to the original evidence source.
All researchers are welcome and encouraged to contribute to this collective resource, either through editing an existing entry or adding a new entry relating to their own or any other research under the appropriate category.
All edits and entries are subject to an editing process to check the authenticity and rigour of the research and to ensure it is appropriately described and posted in the correct place. This light touch process will not alter the substance of entries but instead acts as a quality control and safeguarding mechanism.
Edit an existing entry
To edit an existing entry, first choose the relevant sub-section that you wish to edit from the drop-down menu of the form below. Once you have chosen a sub-section, you can choose to edit any or all of the following fields for that entry: Title, Aims and method, Key findings, and Reference. To do this, simply copy the relevant text from the entry page and paste it under the appropriate field, edit it and then submit your edited entry. Edits to existing entries will be reviewed following the same approach employed to approve the original wiki entries, a process described here. This includes meeting four inclusion criteria and the stylistic guidelines listed below. Once the edit is approved, it will be published in the Wiki under the relevant section and sub-section.
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Add a new entry
To add a new entry, first choose the relevant sub-section that you wish to edit from the drop-down menu of the form below. Once you have chosen the relevant sub-section, you will need to add your entry under the following fields: Title, Aims and method, Key findings, and Reference (including a link). Once you have completed all the fields, you can submit your entry. New entries will be reviewed following the same approach employed to approve the original wiki entries, a process described here. This includes meeting four inclusion criteria and the stylistic guidelines listed below. Once the new entry is approved, it will be published in the Wiki under the relevant section and sub-section.
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Inclusion (and exclusion) criteria
All edits and entries should be written concisely in plain English and should normally not exceed 200 words. They will be assessed against four inclusion criteria:
- The study needs to investigate the relationship, whether positive of negative, between place quality (broadly defined), and at least one form of value relating to health outcomes, social well-being, economic success and environmental sustainability.
- It needs to report on original research. Review articles can be included but only if they drew out clear new conclusions from a rigorous analysis of the literature
- The research needs to result in clear conclusions relating to tangible qualities of place and value. Other conclusions, for example those relating to development process issues or to policy recommendations shoudl not normally be highlighted in the wiki.
- The research methodology needs to be clear and robust. This normally means that it will have been through a peer review process (e.g. publication in a refereed journal). Entries stemming from non-peer-reviewed publications will be examined more carefully during the editing process to ensure they use a rigorous methodology or draw from research that has.