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ERIC Number: EJ1143945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1030-0112
Engaging Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Research through Participant-Driven Photo-Elicitation Research Technique
Danker, Joanne; Strnadov√°, Iva; Cumming, Therese M.
Australasian Journal of Special Education, v41 n1 p35-50 Jul 2017
Participant-driven photo-elicitation, a visual research technique, is commonly used with marginalised and vulnerable groups of individuals. Reflections on the use of this technique are illustrated through a study examining the conceptualisation of student wellbeing from the perspectives of teachers, parents, and students with autism spectrum disorder. Interviews were used to collect data from teachers and parents, while photovoice, a community and participatory action research strategy, was used as a data collection method for students. Although participant-driven photo-elicitation (a component of photovoice) requires much planning, resources, collaboration with teachers, and the flexibility of the researcher, it empowers and engages students with autism spectrum disorder, helps develop social, communication, and self-awareness skills, enables the collection of rich data, and enables the voices of these students to be heard.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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