MaryEllen Thompson, PhD, OTR/L
This paper describes the use of small, qualitative studies focused on interviews done with participant-generated photographs as an effective and efficient way of teaching research to entry-level masters students. A comparison of using time-use diaries vs. participant-generated photography is presented to explicate the research process and demonstrate the advantages of using photography, including ease of data collection and data sharing. Over a three-year period of using participant-generated photographs as a guide for semi-structured interviews, students have consistently expressed enjoyment of the research process and increased empathy with their research participants.
Thompson, M. (2013). Use of Participant-Generated Photography in a Research Contribution Course. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1(4). https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1060