Object sharing interviewing is a research method that explores with participants about a particular life experiences related to the topic area of inquiry with tangible objects, memories, emotions, and wisdoms. This case provides an example of how object sharing interviewing was integrated into a study about the fostering experiences of foster parents’ own children. This method was selected because it is grounded not only in the latest neuroscience research about memory, connection, and emotions but also in the art of engaging with research participants to obtain a thick, rich, in-depth narrative about their experiences. In this case, you will find guidelines to implement object sharing interviewing into research projects, some of the neuroscience behind this method, some of the strengths and challenges to it, and how it was used with foster parents’ own children.
Object Sharing Interviewing: Exploring the Experiences of Foster Parents’ Own Children