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 Sep 2015
EventCritical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods: ESRC Advanced Doctoral Training - University of Bristol, Bristol, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Sep 201530 Sep 2015

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WorkshopCritical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityBristol
Period29/09/1530/09/15

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Gearon, A. (2015). Standing on one foot: Creative steps in research engagement. Critical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods, Bristol, UK United Kingdom.

Standing on one foot: Creative steps in research engagement. / Gearon, Alinka.

2015. Critical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods, Bristol, UK United Kingdom.

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Gearon, A 2015, 'Standing on one foot: Creative steps in research engagement' Critical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods, Bristol, UK United Kingdom, 29/09/15 - 30/09/15, .
Gearon A. Standing on one foot: Creative steps in research engagement. 2015. Critical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods, Bristol, UK United Kingdom.
Gearon, Alinka. / Standing on one foot: Creative steps in research engagement. Critical perspectives on creative and participatory research methods, Bristol, UK United Kingdom.
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