Idioms of childhood: understanding children’s viewpoints and participation

Francesca Vaghi reflects on our Making Connections workshop and explores how idioms can be used for interpretation and analysis of ‘mundane’ everyday life

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Multimodal reflections on the making connections workshop

Elsie Whittington gives a multimodal reflection on her experience of our recent making connections workshop, with audio contributions from Dr Rebecca Webb

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Lost in translation?

Dr Martin Bittner reflects on his own research and experiences of working across cultures, exploring a theory and methodology of translation

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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: 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: 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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Photo/Stories from the field

Forty-five children and their families across each city (Athens, Hyderabad, London) have taken part in the Connectors Study. Our initial fieldwork with these children and families lasted 18 months from […]

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A known researcher or an unknown stranger

Dr Vinnarasan Aruldoss explores some of the complexities in indigenous ethnography, and the multiple identities researchers navigate

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