What is this?
A guided tour is a method to “reveal not just the physical details of the person’s life, but the routines and habits that animate it.” It involves asking someone to provide a verbal description of their physical environment (classroom, office, school building, etc.) as they take you through it or to shadow someone as they go through their daily activities in their natural context.
When should I use this?
Use a guided tour to understand the context in which students learn, teachers teach, and school staff do their various jobs.
More about this...
A guided tour is a method to consider if the policy that you’re researching has a physical component. For instance, it could be useful for understanding how facilities policies influence teaching, learning, and safety. It’s important to ensure your questions, actions, and body language express respect for the places your interview subjects live, work, or frequent.