In A Younger Voice: Doing Child-centered Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press) by Cindy Dell Clark
Clark's new release includes everything she has learned (the hard way) from nearly 30 years as a child-centered qualitative researcher. The result is a book that makes it easier for children to be seen, heard, and taken seriously in inquiry. It is intended to be a methodological resource to researchers both novice and expert, when younger folk are the focal point. Participant observation, focus groups, individual interviews, visual methods, and many variations on these tools are included. Photography, art, play, metaphor -- all are viable means that can catalyze youthful expression about experience and social worlds. As an often neglected matter, Clark considers the interpretation of the data collected, in a child-centered manner. In A Younger Voice will be suitable as a text in a methods class, as a source of inspiration for a project, or as a reminder that children can, and should, be central to our quests to explore young worlds.
Clark is Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers (Camden), where she is an Associate of the Rutgers' Center for Children and Childhood Studies. She is a former Chair of the Children and Youth Section of the ASA.