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ERIC Number: EJ1009437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Towards a Creative Synthesis of Participant Observation and Participatory Research: Reflections on Doing Research "with" and "on" Young Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal
Evans, Rosalind
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v20 n2 p169-184 May 2013
This article responds to Wright and Nelson's (1995) call for a "creative synthesis" of participant observation and participatory research, which may allow the limitations of both methods to be addressed. It does so by reflecting on the experience of doing long-term research both with and on young Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. Although participant observation and participatory research may be seen as incompatible approaches, the article explores the impact of employing traditional ethnographic research methods, and facilitating young refugees' own research on issues of their choice. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bhutan; Nepal