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Engaging young people through photovoice in coastal resorts.

Tickle, SJ (2019) Engaging young people through photovoice in coastal resorts. Qualitative Research Journal. ISSN 1443-9883

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Purpose – This paper examines and reflects upon the value of using a camera with young people in the research process. In particular, the paper discusses the opportunities that a camera can bring when researching young people’s lives. Subsequently, encouraging the use of photovoice with young people in ethnographic research. Design/methodology/approach – The paper examines how photovoice can be a beneficial method of data collection when researching young people’s lives. By adopting a qualitative participatory approach, and employing photovoice as one of the main methods, rich and meaningful data was gathered that traditional qualitative methods alone would not have captured. Findings – Photovoice was used alongside traditional methods to explore how young people experienced and perceived policing, safety and security in a coastal resort. Using a camera, captured rich images which alongside the narratives given by the young people, provided profound and detailed accounts. Originality/value – Using innovative participatory qualitative research methods with young people and adapting to the research setting allowed for deep and meaningful explorations of young people’s lives to be gathered. Carefully considering the use of appropriate methods of data collection and selecting methods that are ‘fun’ and ‘interesting’ empowered young people and provided the researcher with an insight into their social worlds.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > TR Photography
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0440 Study and Teaching. Research
Divisions: Justice Studies (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2019 09:26
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 09:26
DOI or Identification number: 10.1108/QRJ-06-2019-0051
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/11632

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