Health and place studies utilize a wide range of methodologies. This article details the "go-along" interview method and its effectiveness as researchers explore the relationship between health and place. Examples of “place” include neighborhoods or local-area contexts. The author grounded the discussion of the "go-along" method in prior research conducted on social capital that took place in two neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
"Go-along" interview methods can be used to the benefit of academics and practitioners by providing appraisals of local-area context, focusing on individuals’ actual experiences, and exemplifying community participatory research.