The implementation of participatory approaches in interviews involving adolescents

Abstract : Research highlights the importance of capturing children's experiences and reflects on how to effectively access it; adolescents are often underrepresented in this literature. In reality conducting interviews with them represents a challenge, either for their participation, or their confidence when reporting their experience to researchers. How can researchers effectively engage with adolescents in order for them to feel confident in interview situations? This question is explored within the context of two different studies in which adolescents were asked to report experiences in relation to their schooling. In the first study, adolescents were requested to draw pictures that supported the interview. In the second study, three conditions (cameraman, interview to the double, cards drawing) introduced in video interviews created an enjoyable atmosphere. Within both studies many signs of confidence from students were observed when the supportive approaches were implemented in the interview situations. The studies identify ways where participatory approaches can be implemented positively in order to gain a deeper understanding of adolescents' school related experiences.
Keywords : experience confidence
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Gilles Dieumegard, Emma Cunningham. The implementation of participatory approaches in interviews involving adolescents. 18th Biennial EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction, RWTH Aachen, Aug 2019, Aachen, Germany. ⟨hal-02069092⟩

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