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Researching children's health experiences: the place for participatory, child-centred, arts-based approaches

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Carter, MB and Ford, K, Researching children's health experiences: the place for participatory, child-centred, arts-based approaches, Research in Nursing and Health, 36, (1) pp. 95-107. ISSN 0160-6891 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

DOI: doi:10.1002/nur.21517

Abstract

A central concern when conducting qualitative health research with children is eliciting data that genuinely reflect their perspectives. Invariably, this involves being child-centered and participatory. Drawing and photography increasingly accompany dialogic methods to facilitate children's communication through arts-based and verbal modes of expression. However, little literature is available on how arts-based tools shape data. We suggest that researchers need to be attentive to how such tools can liberate, constrain and frame data generated by children, drawing attention to the promises of such approaches as well as the conundrums that can arise from their use. We explore the place for participatory, child-centered, arts-based approaches using examples of the use of drawing and photography in our own studies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Carter, MB (Professor Bernie Carter)
Author:Ford, K (Dr Karen Ford)
ID Code:88377
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-01-31
Last Modified:2014-05-16
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