Participatory visual methods

exploring young people's identities, hopes and feelings

Ruth Barley, Lisa Russell

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Using visual ethnography as a participatory method that places children’s and young people’s everyday experiences at the centre of research is discussed in this paper. The strengths and challenges of using participatory visual methods as a way of eliciting the thoughts, feelings and identities of young people within various education and training contexts in England are presented through the reflection of two ethnographies’ that encouraged the use of participatory visual techniques to facilitate the gathering of data. Participatory visual approaches capture meaningful child-centred and child-generated perspectives of their everyday lives in situ [Oh, Su-Ann. 2012. ‘Photofriend: Creating Visual Ethnography with Refugee Children.’ Area. 44(3): 382–288. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01111]. The participatory visual method is a powerful instrument within the plethora of methods available to the ethnographer. By offering reflexive accounts of doing ethnography in an unobtrusive and child respectful way the power of ethnography is revealed via its versatility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-241
JournalEthnography and Education
Volume14
Issue number2
Early online date19 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2019

Fingerprint

ethnography
everyday experience
refugee
everyday life
education

Cite this

@article{15986f5ce6724c1483179e5f85d0e248,
title = "Participatory visual methods: exploring young people's identities, hopes and feelings",
abstract = "Using visual ethnography as a participatory method that places children’s and young people’s everyday experiences at the centre of research is discussed in this paper. The strengths and challenges of using participatory visual methods as a way of eliciting the thoughts, feelings and identities of young people within various education and training contexts in England are presented through the reflection of two ethnographies’ that encouraged the use of participatory visual techniques to facilitate the gathering of data. Participatory visual approaches capture meaningful child-centred and child-generated perspectives of their everyday lives in situ [Oh, Su-Ann. 2012. ‘Photofriend: Creating Visual Ethnography with Refugee Children.’ Area. 44(3): 382–288. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01111]. The participatory visual method is a powerful instrument within the plethora of methods available to the ethnographer. By offering reflexive accounts of doing ethnography in an unobtrusive and child respectful way the power of ethnography is revealed via its versatility.",
keywords = "children, education, participatory research, visual ethnography, young people",
author = "Ruth Barley and Lisa Russell",
note = "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnography and Education on 19 Feb 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17457823.2018.1441041.",
year = "2019",
month = "4",
day = "3",
doi = "10.1080/17457823.2018.1441041",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "223--241",
journal = "Ethnography and Education",
issn = "1745-7823",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "2",

}

Participatory visual methods : exploring young people's identities, hopes and feelings. / Barley, Ruth; Russell, Lisa.

In: Ethnography and Education, Vol. 14, No. 2, 03.04.2019, p. 223-241.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Participatory visual methods

T2 - exploring young people's identities, hopes and feelings

AU - Barley, Ruth

AU - Russell, Lisa

N1 - This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ethnography and Education on 19 Feb 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17457823.2018.1441041.

PY - 2019/4/3

Y1 - 2019/4/3

N2 - Using visual ethnography as a participatory method that places children’s and young people’s everyday experiences at the centre of research is discussed in this paper. The strengths and challenges of using participatory visual methods as a way of eliciting the thoughts, feelings and identities of young people within various education and training contexts in England are presented through the reflection of two ethnographies’ that encouraged the use of participatory visual techniques to facilitate the gathering of data. Participatory visual approaches capture meaningful child-centred and child-generated perspectives of their everyday lives in situ [Oh, Su-Ann. 2012. ‘Photofriend: Creating Visual Ethnography with Refugee Children.’ Area. 44(3): 382–288. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01111]. The participatory visual method is a powerful instrument within the plethora of methods available to the ethnographer. By offering reflexive accounts of doing ethnography in an unobtrusive and child respectful way the power of ethnography is revealed via its versatility.

AB - Using visual ethnography as a participatory method that places children’s and young people’s everyday experiences at the centre of research is discussed in this paper. The strengths and challenges of using participatory visual methods as a way of eliciting the thoughts, feelings and identities of young people within various education and training contexts in England are presented through the reflection of two ethnographies’ that encouraged the use of participatory visual techniques to facilitate the gathering of data. Participatory visual approaches capture meaningful child-centred and child-generated perspectives of their everyday lives in situ [Oh, Su-Ann. 2012. ‘Photofriend: Creating Visual Ethnography with Refugee Children.’ Area. 44(3): 382–288. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01111]. The participatory visual method is a powerful instrument within the plethora of methods available to the ethnographer. By offering reflexive accounts of doing ethnography in an unobtrusive and child respectful way the power of ethnography is revealed via its versatility.

KW - children

KW - education

KW - participatory research

KW - visual ethnography

KW - young people

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85042220326&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/17457823.2018.1441041

DO - 10.1080/17457823.2018.1441041

M3 - Article

VL - 14

SP - 223

EP - 241

JO - Ethnography and Education

JF - Ethnography and Education

SN - 1745-7823

IS - 2

ER -