Social science methodologies via semi-structured interviews, focus groups, participatory research and observational work. We will also be utilising networks between NGOs working in Ulaanbaatar an outside the city to understand the background of the communities we will be communicating with for research.
We intend to utilise secondary material, using papers and climate data to superimpose climatic changes that have occurred in the country previously and contextualise this to show the consequences on people.
Communication with the local people through the use of translators will allow us to engage a discussion on their own experience of changes in the landscape.
Through our empirical research, we intend to document the experiences of people who have moved from rural Mongolia to the country's capital city: Ulaanbaatar (UB). We will be compiling accounts of people's journeys, the challenges they faced along the way, and the outcomes of their decision to migrate.
Specifically, we are interested in the wellbeing effects of migration. We have chosen to do this because there is a lack of knowledge within academic literature on the lived effects of migration on wellbeing in UB. If more information can be gathered on the challenges faced by people who have migrated, then nd can be used to guide governance structures and community planners to meeting the needs of people living in the ger areas on the edges of UB. We are interested in changing the narratives that surround indigenous peoples, and their place amongst changing social landscapes, especially urbanisation of once rural areas.