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Doing Research With Children

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

    Apr. 27, 2015
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    Mar. 3, 2009
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    Feb. 18, 2009

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