Journal article

Exploring the use of emoji as a visual research method for eliciting young children's voices in childhood research

Jennifer Fane, Colin MacDougall, Jessie Jovanovic, Gerry Redmond, Lisa Gibbs

EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND CARE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Recognition of the need to move from research on children to research with children has prompted significant theoretical and methodological debate as to how young children can be positioned as active participants in the research process. Visual research methods such as drawing, photography, and videography have received substantive attention in child-centred research paradigms. However, despite their increasing ubiquity in young children’s lifeworlds, technology or media-based visual materials have received little interest. This article reports on a study which used emoji as a visual research method for eliciting young children’s (aged three to five years) understandings and experiences of w..

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