This is a wonderful topic. On the Digital Youth project we have been experimenting with a variety of alternative methodologies for capturing kids’ experience from their own perspective. We’ve run several diary studies that made use of digital cameras. There was also a storytelling project in which the researchers had kids after school for several hours and let them explore collaborative creation using paper-based media as well as digital.
Also, I hate to be ‘that guy’, and it’s only because Johns Hopkins is my alma mater that I mention it doesn’t have a ‘St.’ in front of it.
Lorenz, this is very interesting. I think this is just about holding the interest of children, but also helping them articulate their feelings and emotions in situations where they feel traumatised or insecure. I have linked to this post on my mindspace blog and a couple of related links. do read it sometime - children as ethnographers
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Thanks! Very interesting. Have updated my post. Regarding St.Johns - I guess I’ve thought of the university in St.Johns, Newfoundland!