Unanticipated voices? Reflections from our ongoing ‘adventures’ with participant-authored photography, interviewing and interpretative phenomenology

Date

2021-06-29

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Journal ISSN

ISSN

2590-2601

Volume Title

Publisher

Elsevier

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Using participant-authored photography to inform and complement the collection of interview data is increasingly popular in Psychology but reflective accounts of issues faced by researchers and participants remain scarce. We therefore present a critical commentary on some of the unexpected outcomes that have emerged during recent studies on health and disability which have employed this approach. Under the theme of ‘unanticipated voices’ we discuss some of the challenges we have experienced around data gathering, interpretation, presentation and dissemination. We consider methodological, theoretical and ethical challenges for this paradigm and some of the challenges involved in publishing this type of work.

Description

open access article

Keywords

Visual methods, Phenomenology, Photographs

Citation

Williamson, I.R., Quincey, K., Lond, B.J. and Papaloukas, P. (2021) Unanticipated voices? Reflections from our ongoing ‘adventures’ with participant-authored photography, interviewing and interpretative phenomenology. Methods in Psychology, 5, p.100062.

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Research Institute

Institute for Psychological Science