Bingley, Amanda F. and Milligan, Christine (2007) Sandplay, clay and sticks:multi-sensory research methods to explore the long-term influence of childhood play experience on mental well-being. Children's Geographies, 5 (3). pp. 283-296. ISSN 1473-3285Full text not available from this repository.
In this contribution we discuss the advantages of using multi-sensory methodologies in our study into the long-term mental health effects of different kinds of childhood play space. Working with a small group of young people aged 16-21 years old; we used a multi-method approach including practical workshops where the young people took part in a day of woodland activities and artwork sessions. We argue that use of such practical methodologies is particularly appropriate in research with teenagers and young adults, helping to overcome their self-consciousness and supporting their need to explore and articulate memories, feelings and ideas.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Children's Geographies|
|Additional Information:||In addition to publication as an article this paper was chosen for inclusion in an edited collection on research methods in Children's Geographies. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2008 16:20|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:19|
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