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Exploring the suburban ideal: Residents' experiences of photo elicitation interviewing (PEI)

Warner, Elyse F, Johnson, Louise and Andrews, Fiona 2016, Exploring the suburban ideal: Residents' experiences of photo elicitation interviewing (PEI), International journal of qualitative methods, vol. 15, no. 1, January-December, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1177/1609406916654716.

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Title Exploring the suburban ideal: Residents' experiences of photo elicitation interviewing (PEI)
Author(s) Warner, Elyse F
Johnson, LouiseORCID iD for Johnson, Louise orcid.org/0000-0002-0934-3339
Andrews, Fiona
Journal name International journal of qualitative methods
Volume number 15
Issue number 1
Season January-December
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-01
ISSN 1609-4069
Keyword(s) photo elicitation interviewing
experiences
outer suburbs
Summary This article reports on how photo elicitation interviewing (PEI) was experienced by eight participants in a qualitative phenom- enological study of suburban lived experiences. Adopting a respondent-controlled approach, participants were required to photograph at least 10 aspects of their suburb that they perceived to be good and problematical and then explain the meaning of their images as part of a follow-up interview. This discussion also involved in-depth reflection on the photography exercise itself, with analysis revealing that taking photographs was perceived to be a purposeful exercise that offered a range of benefits. It gave a new perspective and appreciation for the community, while also helping to ensure their meanings were conveyed to the inter- viewers. The photography task was not without challenges. While some of these challenges influenced the images captured, the findings of this study highlight the importance for qualitative researchers who use PEI to not only consider the benefits and limitations for the research but also give due consideration to the experiences of the participant photographers.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1609406916654716
Field of Research 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning)
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Sage
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084760

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