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Researching children and young people's lives: the problem of interpretation in vignette methodology : BPS Qualitative Research in Psychology Section QMiP conference

Crafter, S. and O'Dell, Lindsay and Cline, T. and de Abreu, G. (2010) Researching children and young people's lives: the problem of interpretation in vignette methodology : BPS Qualitative Research in Psychology Section QMiP conference. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

In this paper we explore important issues that are raised when interpretation is dealt with by researchers using a vignette methodology. Researchers using vignette methodology often struggle with interpretation: how to interpret the responses when participants shift between discussing the vignettes as themselves, taking the perspective of the character in the vignette and commenting on what 'ought' to happen. We argue that by foregrounding a consideration of the method with an explicitly articulated theoretical position of dialogicality, issues inherent in the process of interpretation become a valuable addition to the research rather than an obstacle to be overcome. In the paper we discuss 'Louise' a young carer, detailing the various positions she takes in her talk about the vignette of Mary, a fictitious young carer, to illustrate how a perspective based on the dialogical theory contributed to the analysis of her various moves through different identity positions

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Thomas Coram Research Unit
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2013 04:33
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 10:38
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