Podwalking: A framework for assimilating mobile methods into action research

Hammond, Simon P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0473-3610 and Cooper, Neil (2016) Podwalking: A framework for assimilating mobile methods into action research. Qualitative Psychology, 3 (2). pp. 126-144. ISSN 2326-3598

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This article brings together action research and mobile methods to demonstrate how the processes and assumptions that underpin participatory inquiry may be open to critical consideration. The concept of the podwalk, a phased mobile method, is introduced within a project oriented around the development of digital life story work with adolescents living in state care. Adopting an interactive researcher stance in relation to the discursive analysis of material gathered as the research unfolded, we demonstrate that a phased method can frame the entry and exit from the field and that mobile methods can provide a basis for illuminating the research process, especially the way in which power and participation are negotiated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile methods,digital media
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Social Cognition Research Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:18
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2023 12:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59970
DOI: 10.1037/qup0000045


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