Examining place attachment from a foursquare perspective

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2014
Öz, Bilgehan Kürşad
The aim of the study is to understand the relationship between self-reported place attachment and attachment measured by means of mobile applications that provide location-based services. To meet this end, a survey is conducted to measure place attachment and participants are asked about the places they prefer under certain categories, their attachments to these places, and properties of these places. In the second part of the study, participants’ Foursquare log data is collected which includes their checkin and venue information. The venue information reported in the survey responses and Foursquare data is matched manually. Our results show that users usually check in to places where they have place attachment. Almost eighty percent of the places with high attachment rating are checked in by their corresponding participants and more than half of these places have ranked in the top ten of all the checkins of the participant. Attachment rating is shown to be related with the checkin frequency.

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B. K. Öz, “Examining place attachment from a foursquare perspective,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.