Photo elicitation interviews as a way of accessing primary school students' attitudes

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The identification of the right prompts, to which young children can respond easily, is a challenge to researchers, even more so when it comes to studies of affect (McDonough and Sullivan, 2014). Attempting to capture 3rd grade students’ verbalized perspectives on mathematics, this study also explores the potential of photo-elicitation interviews as a qualitative path to affect. This particular type of interview is shaped as conversations about self-produced images of mathematics. When conducting the photo elicitation interviews, researchers also introduce their own photographs into the interview context, along with the photographs of the child's experiences. Both serve as the basis for a child-directed interview (Clark, 1999).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event13th International Congress on Mathematical Education - Univesity of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 24 Jul 201631 Jul 2016
Conference number: 13


Conference13th International Congress on Mathematical Education
LocationUnivesity of Hamburg
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