Task-centered activities as an approach to data collection in research with children and youth

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Abstract

Children and youth are important populations for research and practice in library and information science. However, comparatively little research has been conducted that directly engages with the perspectives of these groups, particularly when children younger than school age are considered. Task-centered activities, a type of data collection method used in the field of childhood studies, offer a means of conducting research with children and youth in a manner that builds on their strengths and competencies. Specific examples of task-centered activities include arts-based approaches; photography; drama, play, and games; child-led tours; diaries; and participatory activities. The benefits and limitations of these activities are explored, as well as their prior and potential application in library and information science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalLibrary and Information Science Research
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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