Creative Methods – part II

Researching Youth – Methods Seminar Series

The eight and final session in our Researching Youth Seminar series hosted by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) special interest group for Youth Studies & Informal Education, in collaboration with the British Sociological Association (BSA)’s Youth Study Group and the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Young People’s Politics Specialist Group.

This session re-visits Creative Methods. As a growing field in youth research that takes a participatory approach, creative methods privileged other forms of representation, knowing and being.

Discussing participatory and creative methods in the context of a qualitative study, ‘Rethinking Impact, Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work’ (ESRC ES/R004773/1), Tania de St Croix and Louise Doherty share experiences of spontaneous and informal uses of ‘chatterbox’ peer interviewing, photovoice, and music elicitation. They will also present and discuss a short film, ‘The value of youth work’, made by young participants as part of the study.

‘Following Young Fathers Further’ (FYFF) is a UKRI funded study (2020-2024) exploring the parenting journeys and support needs of young fathers with co-creation as a key ethos underpinning its work. One of the FYFF team, Laura Way, will share how creative, participatory methods have been used in this longitudinal study thus far, focusing on zine making, peer research and collaborative film-making.

To conclude the seminar (and the series), this session will offer a creative activity designed to connect all attendees at the end.

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Free of charge for BERA, PSA and BSA members. PSA members need to input the promotional code ‘PSA2022’ at checkout.