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Sandboxing: a creative approach to qualitative research in education

Mannay, Dawn ORCID: and Turney, Catherine 2020. Sandboxing: a creative approach to qualitative research in education. Ward, Michael R. M. and Delamont, Sara, eds. Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education, Vol. 2nd Ed. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 233-244.

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Creative methods in educational research often involve the technologies of the camera (Torre and Murphy, 2015; Voela, 2014; Allen, this volume), and these are the most documented approaches in visual and creative research more widely. However, creative methods are not restricted to the realms of photography and film. As discussed, artefacts, collaging, Plasticine modelling, and drawing have been used frequently in education research, both with children and adult participants (see Abrahams and Ingram, 2013; Anwan, 2007; Darbyshire et al., 2005; Dumangane, 2015; Mannay, 2016; Mitchell, 2006; Ross, 2005). There are now a range of handbooks that outline the application of these low-technology approaches (for example Kara, 2015; Mannay, 2016; Rose, 2016). Consequently, this chapter will focus specifically on the technique of ‘sandboxing’, which is a relatively new and far less documented approach in the field of educational research.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual methods; qualitative research; creative research; sandboxing; children; school transition; care experienced children
Publisher: Edward Elgar
ISBN: 9781788977142
Funders: Welsh Government
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2023 02:29

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