Doing Children+s Geographies: Methodological Issues In Research With Young People by Lorraine Van BlerkDoing Children+s Geographies: Methodological Issues In Research With Young People by Lorraine Van Blerk

Doing Children+s Geographies: Methodological Issues In Research With Young People

EditorLorraine Van Blerk, Mike Kesby

Paperback | December 8, 2014

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Doing Children's Geographies provides a useful resource for all those embarking on research with young people. Drawing on reflections from original cutting-edge research undertaken across three continents, the book focuses on the challenges researchers face when working with children, youth and their families. The book is divided into three sections. The first section provides alternatives to some of the difficulties researchers face and highlights methodological innovations as geographers uncover new and exciting ways of working. The second part specifically addresses the issues surrounding children and youth's participation providing critiques of current practice and offering alternatives for increasing young people's involvement in research design. Finally, the book broadens to a consideration of wider areas of concern for those working with children and youth. This section discusses the nature of childhood in relation to research, the place of emotions in research with young people and the process of undertaking applied research.

This book was previously published as a special issue ofChildren's Geographies

Lorraine van Blerk is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Reading.Mike Kesby is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of St Andrews.
Title:Doing Children+s Geographies: Methodological Issues In Research With Young PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 8, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415761972

ISBN - 13:9780415761970

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Table of Contents

1: Researching children's geographiesLorraine van Blerk,John Barker,Nicola Ansell,Fiona SmithandMike Kesby

Part 1: Methodological innovations

2: Interviewing with Children in their homes: developing flexible approaches and techniquesNaomi Bushin

3: "I felt they were ganging up on me": Interviewing siblings at homeSamantha Punch

4: Movements in time and space: using multiple methods in research with young people in Accra, GhanaThilde Langevang

5: 'Sandplay, clay and sticks': Multi-sensory research methods to explore the long-term mental health effects of childhood play experienceAmanda BingleyandChristine Milligan

6: 'Tell me your story': Applied ethics in narrative research with young fathersJane Reeves

Part 2: Advancing participation

7: Rethinking participatory methods in children's geographiesMichael Gallagher

8: Doing research with young people: participatory research and the rituals of collective workCaitlin Cahill

9: Involving young people as researchers: a discussion on the participatory potential of the method and the multiple power-relations it uncoversNadine Schaefer

10: Increasing children's participation in transport planning: reflections on some methodological issues in a West African research contextGina PorterandAlbert Abane

11: Participatory feedback and dissemination with and for children: reflections from research with young migrants in southern AfricaLorraine van BlerkandNicola Ansell

Part 3: New directions

12: 'Isolation and distress'? (Re)thinking the place of emotions in youth researchCarolyn Gaskell

13: Methodologies for change? A critique of applied children's geogrpahiesJohn Barker

14: Are Methodologies for children keeping them in their place?Fionagh Thomson

15: Approaching the otherness of childhood: methodological considerationsOwain Jones

16: Moving Forward: Contributions to methodological innovationMike Kesby,Nicola Ansell,Lorraine van Blerk,John BarkerandFiona Smith