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ERIC Number: EJ913895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Beyond "on" or "with": Questioning Power Dynamics and Knowledge Production in "Child-Oriented" Research Methodology
Hunleth, Jean
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v18 n1 p81-93 Feb 2011
By taking a reflexive approach to research methodology, this article contributes to discussions on power dynamics and knowledge production in the social studies of children. The author describes and analyzes three research methods that she used with children--drawing, child-led tape-recording and focus group discussions. These methods were carried out during 15 months of research in a low-income urban settlement in Zambia with children (ages 8-12) caring for sick parents or guardians. The research raises two points concerning current conceptions of children's research methodology. First, it is necessary to investigate what so-called "child-oriented" research methodologies accomplish for adult researchers. Second, acknowledging that children have their own reasons for participating in research "and" investigating these reasons may offer a more comprehensive view of children's experiences and needs. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zambia