Photoelicitation interview methods and research with children: Possibilities, pitfalls and ethical considerations

Shannon Phelan, Johanna Kinsella

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    Abstract

    In this chapter we consider the rationale and practical issues in using
    photoelicitation interviews (PEIs) in the conduct of research with children. We
    begin with an overview of photoelicitation and its promise as a method when
    conducting research with children. We then discuss pitfalls and considerations in
    using photoelicitation methods; conflations between photoelicitation and
    photovoice; practical examples of current research using PEIs; ethical
    considerations; and practical considerations when conducting visual research with
    children. Our concluding perspective is that photoelicitation is a promising method
    as a means to elicit children’s voices in research, and that it is best used within a
    broader methodological framework.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCreative spaces for qualitative researching
    Subtitle of host publicationLiving research
    EditorsJoy Higgs, Angie Titchen, Debbie Horsfall, Donna Bridges
    Place of PublicationRotterdam
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Chapter13
    Pages125-134
    Number of pages10
    Volume5
    ISBN (Electronic)9789460917615
    ISBN (Print)9789460917592, 9789460917608
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NamePractice, education, work and socie
    Volume5

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    Phelan, S., & Kinsella, J. (2011). Photoelicitation interview methods and research with children: Possibilities, pitfalls and ethical considerations. In J. Higgs, A. Titchen, D. Horsfall, & D. Bridges (Eds.), Creative spaces for qualitative researching: Living research (Vol. 5, pp. 125-134). (Practice, education, work and socie; Vol. 5). Sense Publishers.