A range of participatory activities can be used with individuals or groups of children and young people to explore issues that concern them.
Just like digital images, drawing and crafting participatory activities provide information that might not be revealed using other methods of data collection. Participatory activities:
Ref: Bray et.al. (2019) ‘Using participatory drama workshops to explore children’s beliefs, understandings and experiences of coming to hospital for clinical procedures’.
Skilled facilitation is key to ensuring that the activity is inclusive, and responses are not dominated by one or two individuals. Like any other method it is important to realise that some young people may not enjoy some activities for instance some may be uncomfortable joining drama activities.