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ERIC Number: EJ1113024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Video Observations of Children's Perspectives on Their Lived Experiences: Challenges in the Relations between the Researcher and Children
Pálmadóttir, Hrönn; Einarsdóttir, Jóhanna
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v24 n5 p721-733 2016
The article seeks to explore the relationship between the researcher and children aged from one to three years old. The findings are drawn from a research project in an Icelandic preschool where video recordings were used as the main method. The aim of the research project was to understand children's lived experiences when creating their communities in play. The study was based on phenomenological approaches of Merleau-Ponty (1945/1962). The findings indicate that video recordings have considerable potential to provide insight into children's lived experiences, as well as reveal the importance of reflections during the research process. Three main themes emerged and provided insights into the relations between the researcher and the children during the research process: (1) assent; (2) exploring the role of the researcher; and (3) involving the researcher in play. In the article examples will be drawn from the research project to illustrate the ethical challenges in the relations between the researcher and the children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iceland
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