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Researching children and young people's lives: the problem of interpretation in vignette methodology

Crafter, S.; O'Dell, Lindsay; Cline, T. and de Abreu, G. (2010). Researching children and young people's lives: the problem of interpretation in vignette methodology. In: BPS Qualitative Research in Psychology Section QMiP conference, 23–25 Aug 2010, Nottingham, UK. (Unpublished)

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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 Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Unknown
Keywords: Vignette methodology; dialogical self; young carer
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 32417
Depositing User: Sarah Crafter
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2012 12:11
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 07:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32417
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