Photo/Stories from the field: The computer in the room

Dr Christos Varvantakis describes the impact of technology, computer games, and mobile phones on childhood games across the Connectors Study

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Photo/Stories from the field: An encounter with an unsolicited stranger

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes strangers interrupting research dynamics and flows, touching on the ethical challenge for privacy in close-knit communities

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Photo/Stories from the field: Splat!

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas reflects on pain and embodiment in the research process, and how children adapted their game playing to be more inclusive

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Photo/Stories from the field: A dog’s statue (and the story behind it)

On modern fables and story-telling in public space: Christos Varvantakis shares an excerpt from the field

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Photo/Stories from the field: Adults in child research

What happens to ethics when the process of conducting research itself becomes public? What do we do when adults or parents intervene in data collection?

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Photo/Stories from the field: Can we play now? 

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks about child participants’ own research agendas, and using playing and games as methodology

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Photo/Stories from the field: To part with one’s dolls

Dr Christos Varvantakis explores ‘coming of age’ tropes and temporalities in childhood play, and how ethics and anonymity are understood and enacted

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Photo/Stories from the field: Banter in fieldwork

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss describes moments of banter and teasing in fieldwork, and how these help in building research relationships with children

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Photo/Stories from the field: ‘I hope we are not boring you?’

Dr Sevasti-Melissa Nolas talks parenthood, work-life balance, and the challenge of sleep-deprivation when conducting social research

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Photo/Stories from the field: Who drew that castle?

  One of the things we’ve been interested in the connectors are negotiations: practices, strategies and techniques employed by children to negotiate their wants, their time, play, food, obligations etc. The […]

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Photo/Stories from the field: Ethics and place

In Hyderabad, we usually go on a spree of doing fieldwork in hot summer, as that’s the time schools shut down for long vacation. On a day the temperature was […]

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Photo/Stories from the field: Sampling in the wild 

I spent the time between September 2014 until August 2015 creating the London ‘sample’ and from January 2014 onwards was also doing fieldwork with the children as they started to […]

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