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Methodological issues when using the draw and write technique with children aged 6 to 12 years.

Horstman, M, Aldiss, S, Richardson, A and Gibson, F (2008) Methodological issues when using the draw and write technique with children aged 6 to 12 years. Qual Health Res, 18 (7). pp. 1001-1011.

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Researchers are responsible for using techniques that allow children to contribute their perspectives in a way that is most suited to their strengths and preferences. The draw and write technique is a method that needs to be used carefully and sensitively if children are to become active participants in revealing their world as they see it. In this article, we explore the issues for the child and researcher of using the draw and write technique as a participatory research methodology. Reflections on the technique are drawn from our experience of using it with children aged 6 to 12 years. This was part of a larger study undertaken to enable children aged 4 to 18 years with a diagnosis of cancer to give their views about hospital care. The participating children's verbal and artistic contributions illustrate how children are able to convey their opinions when there is an enabling climate created.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Horstman, M
Aldiss, S
Richardson, A
Date : July 2008
DOI : 10.1177/1049732308318230
Uncontrolled Keywords : Art, Child, Communication, Female, Humans, Male, Neoplasms, Perception, Research Design, Writing
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:45
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 19:59

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