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Doing Research With Children

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  • 1. Doing research with Children “ Adults in Waiting”
  • 2. Children everywhere
  • 3. What If….
      • What if they don’t say anything?
      • What if they just walk off when I am talking?
      • What if they cant understand what I ask them?
      • What if I can’t understand their replies?
  • 4. Research methods
    • Participant Observation
    • Open-ended questions
    • Focus group and “activity days”
    • Use of visual and task-based techniques
    • Etc……
  • 5. Research methods
    • Participant Observation
      • Involves social interaction between researcher and the other person.
      • Watching, listening, reflecting and engaging with children in conversation.
      • The best method for children in age 5-6 years old.
      • Researcher establishes relationship with the child.
  • 6. Research methods
    • Open-ended questions
      • Who, what, where, why, when and how
      • Tell more about that
      • What happened next?
  • 7. Research methods
    • Focus group and “activity days”
      • Very popular method
      • Used for generating ideas
    • Use of visual and task-based activities
      • Research is not only about talking
      • Not all children like to talk!
      • Children don’t like to give long answers
  • 8. Visual and task based techniques
    • Drawing and other art forms
      • Most popular & effective technique
      • Gives children time to think, the drawing can be changed or added
      • “ Your favorite place”, “what do you want to change to”, “past, present and future”
      • Good starting point for one-on-one interviews
  • 9. Visual and task based techniques
    • Maps
      • Uses to describe neighborhood or family members
      • Provide rich data
      • Daily activities
  • 10. Visual and task based techniques
    • Photography
      • Access to children’s private worlds on a 24 hours basis
      • Giving children a camera
      • Analyzing the photos with children “why this photo? What it can represent”
  • 11. Visual and task based techniques
    • Spider diagram
      • Identifying main sources of support
      • Identify people that were important for the child
  • 12. Visual and task based techniques
    • Role Plays and Drama
      • Expose events, life stories or issues that concern children
      • Researcher need to be careful with this technique
      • Children with less confidence may feel uncomfortable
  • 13. Thank you

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