Standing on one foot: Creative steps in research engagement

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Deciding to undertake 'child trafficking' research with young people directly affected by trafficking brought a number of challenges in the research process. Not least was the difficulty in this kind of research not having been done before, requiring my research to be flexible and exploratory in what might work with this group of young people. Reflections on fieldwork & qualitative methods in accessing and engaging young people are shared, focusing on creative arts-based methods and improvised dance. The use of improvised dance is reflected upon as a specific method that built trust in the research relationship, strengthened social bonding between young people and facilitated research engagement in a very difficult and sensitive subject area.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2015
EventCritical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods: ESRC Advanced Doctoral Training - University of Bristol, Bristol, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Sept 201530 Sept 2015


WorkshopCritical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


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