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ERIC Number: EJ1084022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-9
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
A Different Lens: Using Photo-Elicitation Interviews in Education Research
Torre, Daniela; Murphy, Joseph
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v23 n111 Nov 2015
The purpose of this systematic literature review is to document how scholars in various fields have used Photo-Elicitation Interview (PEI), explain the benefits and obstacles to using this method, and explain how and why education researchers should use PEI. The key features of PEI are that a researcher or participant takes pictures about a research topic that are then used to elicit dialogue during an interview. The results of our review suggest that education scholars and school practitioners can use PEI methods to better understand school communities and the children, parents, and school staff who inhabit them. Utilizing this technique, the research community will be better positioned to speak on behalf of school stakeholders when contributing to policy discussions and when seeking solutions to improving schools.
Colleges of Education at Arizona State University and the University of South Florida. c/o Editor, USF EDU162, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620-5650. Tel: 813-974-3400; Fax: 813-974-3826; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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