Use of Our Story software to explore children’s curiosities, imagination and perspectives on their world.

Canning, N. et al. (2017) ‘An innovative methodology for capturing young children’s curiosity, imagination and voices using a free app: Our Story’, International Journal of Early Years Education. Taylor & Francis, 25(3), pp. 292–307. doi: 10.1080/09669760.2017.1353953 AIM: To explore the potential for the Our Story software application to enable children to capture and express their […]

Photovoice used in digital diaries to investigate how young women in Australia constructed their identity

“Digital diaries: new uses of PhotoVoice in participatory research with young people” (Volpe, 2019) AIM:To explore the everyday lives through the digital diaries provided in photographs on their mobile phones. PARTICIPANTS:Indian young women in Australia HOW PHOTOVOICE METHOD WAS USED:The researcher set out to use PhotoVoice in a traditional way comprising: Initial semi-structured interviews with […]

Using the Mosaic approach – to explore listening to kindergarten children as part of a wider evaluation of a multi-functional childhood centre, parents’ centre and homeless families campus

AIM: To find methods of researching children’s experiences of their kindergarten ‘which played to their strengths’ (Clarke, A. 2004, p144) and used the young children’s creativity and physical connection with their kindergarten. PARTICIPANTS:Eight children aged 3-4 years old from the kindergarten nursery METHODS:A multi methods approach was taken to allow children with different abilities and […]

Use of Audio Diaries: to research young people’s narratives of transitioning to adulthood

Worth, N. (2009) ‘Making use of audio diaries in research with young people: Examining narrative, participation and audience’, Sociological Research Online, 14(4). doi: 10.5153/sro.1967 AIM: To investigate the use of diary methods of researching using an audio format. To explore ‘how visually impaired young people characterise their transitions to adulthood, and what the term adulthood […]

Using the Life Story Board Method to help immigrant children describe their lives

AIM To explore the way that a group of young people experienced their lives. OBJECTIVE To create a pictoral representation of the way children describe their life experiences using the following questions: Tell me about your current home and household What was home like before? Who used to be at home but is no longer? […]

A community walk around to collect data

Ref: Pahl, K. and Allan,C. (2011) ‘’I don’t know what literacy is’: Uncovering hidden literacies in a community library using ecological and participatory research methodologies with children.’

Drawing to find out what children’s community looked like to them

Ref: Literat,I. (2013)’”A pencil for your thoughts”: Participatory drawing as a visual research method with children and youth’. A research project to try to identify socio-economic and cultural factors which affected lives of young Indian students in Indian public schools as part of a larger study investigating social justice issues. Firstly, children were asked to […]