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Participatory Research with Children

In order to get a child to open up to others they have to feel safe and comfortable. As we know there are some children who keep to themselves. There are those who are not willing to fully open up to people especially “grownups.” Children feel as though adults do not understand them. Fine and […]

Interviews with Children

When one hears the word interview, what comes to mind? Interview is a meeting at which information is obtained (as by a reporter, television commentator, or pollster) from a person. It is also when people talk to each other in order to ask questions and get information. Interviews can be held by anyone but how […]

Observation and Ethnography

What is Ethnography? The term ethnography is qualitative research where the purpose is to provide an in depth description of everyday life and practice. Long-term engagement in the field setting or place where the ethnography takes place, is called participant observation. Ethnography has been regarded as one of the key research methods in exploring the […]


During this class, we focused on the issue of play in NYC to examine how maps elucidate concepts in Children and Youth Studies. Drawing from “Containing Children: some lessons for planning for play from New York City” by Roger Hart, we compared how the issues discussed in the article can be evidenced in various maps […]

Visual Methods

The old adage says that “a picture says a thousand words.” But it requires voice, thoughts and guidance to find the meaning of images. Visual research methods are a way of making meaning of images such as photographs, videos, maps and illustrations with attention to the accuracy and relevance of the data collected. Wendy Luttrell […]

Narrative Inquiry

Engel’s article on narrative analysis of children experiences describes the importance and process of children’s narrative inquiry. Narrative inquiry is a method of understanding and inquiring into experiences through the process of collaboration between researcher and participants. It is the form in which people create, represent and share their experiences. When studying children’s narratives, researchers […]

Quantitative Methods

According to John W. Creswell, two methods used in research for data collection are the survey method plan and the experimental method plan. The difference between the survey and experimental method plan is that a survey design provides the trends, attitudes, and opinions of a population through the study of a sample, but an experimental […]

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