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Autodriven Photo-Elicitation Interviews: Accessing Children's Experiences of Epilepsy

By: Michelle Webster Published: 2017 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 2
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My doctoral research focused on the experience and management of childhood epilepsy within the family from the perspective of children with epilepsy, their parents, and their siblings. Previous studies addressing how children experience living with epilepsy had primarily drawn on adults’ recollections of their childhoods with the condition. Although these studies were insightful, the way in which adults describe their childhoods often differs to how children feel at the time. Consequently, I wanted to hear from children themselves about what it was like to live with epilepsy.

This case study provides a practical account of the autodriven photo-elicitation interviews I conducted with children with epilepsy aged 5-13 years. (An autodriven interview refers to an interview where the participant produces material that they then comment on, while photo-elicitation ...

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