Participants' productive disruption of a community photo-elicitation project: improvised methodologies in practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622801
Title:
Participants' productive disruption of a community photo-elicitation project: improvised methodologies in practice
Authors:
Vigurs, Katy ( 0000-0001-9535-5637 ) ; Kara, Helen
Abstract:
This article reports on an attempt to use photo-elicitation to explore contested intergenerational perceptions and experiences of ‘place’ in one English village. Participants actively disrupted the photo-elicitation project and ended up co-creating an enriched research design that allowed them to represent how they experienced ‘place’. The spontaneous, mixed media-elicitation that resulted overturns some of the more straightforward notions that are aligned with photo-elicitation techniques. This article builds on a growing body of critical literature on photo-elicitation and shows how participants’ disruption of a project’s research methods can be both challenging and fruitful in practice. The researcher's flexibility and willingness to work with participants’ alternative approaches proved extremely effective in allowing participants to communicate their ‘imagined geographies’ (Massey & Jess, 1995) and to identify experiences of social inequality. This article explores how the initially problematic in participant involvement can be turned into the productive through the use of 'improvised methodologies'.
Citation:
Vigurs, Katy and Kara, Helen (2016) 'Participants' productive disruption of a community photo-elicitation project: improvised methodologies in practice' International Journal of Social Research Methodology, online. pp. 1-11.
Journal:
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
Issue Date:
23-Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622801
DOI:
10.1080/13645579.2016.1221259
Additional Links:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2016.1221259; http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/2498/
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1364-5579
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

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dc.contributor.authorVigurs, Katy-
dc.contributor.authorKara, Helen-
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-09T09:05:58Z-
dc.date.available2018-07-09T09:05:58Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-23-
dc.identifier.citationVigurs, Katy and Kara, Helen (2016) 'Participants' productive disruption of a community photo-elicitation project: improvised methodologies in practice' International Journal of Social Research Methodology, online. pp. 1-11.-
dc.identifier.issn1364-5579-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13645579.2016.1221259-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622801-
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on an attempt to use photo-elicitation to explore contested intergenerational perceptions and experiences of ‘place’ in one English village. Participants actively disrupted the photo-elicitation project and ended up co-creating an enriched research design that allowed them to represent how they experienced ‘place’. The spontaneous, mixed media-elicitation that resulted overturns some of the more straightforward notions that are aligned with photo-elicitation techniques. This article builds on a growing body of critical literature on photo-elicitation and shows how participants’ disruption of a project’s research methods can be both challenging and fruitful in practice. The researcher's flexibility and willingness to work with participants’ alternative approaches proved extremely effective in allowing participants to communicate their ‘imagined geographies’ (Massey & Jess, 1995) and to identify experiences of social inequality. This article explores how the initially problematic in participant involvement can be turned into the productive through the use of 'improvised methodologies'.-
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2016.1221259-
dc.relation.urlhttp://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/2498/-
dc.titleParticipants' productive disruption of a community photo-elicitation project: improvised methodologies in practice-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Social Research Methodologyen
dc.publisher.placeTaylor and Francis-
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