Adapting visual methods: action research with Kampala street children

Lorraine Young, Hazel Barrett

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    The paper examines the use of four visual 'action' methods for eliciting information from street children about their interactions with the socio-spatial environment. These methods were adapted and used to encourage child-led activities and minimize researcher input. The advantages and constraints associated with the successful implementation of visual methods with children are examined, followed by a brief examination of the 'real' and ethical considerations surrounding their use. The paper concludes that visual methods allow a high level of child-led participation in research, as well as providing a stimulus for eliciting further oral material.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)141-152
    Number of pages12
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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