Tech-Savvy Youth and Participatory Research in “iScapes”

Mallan, Kerry, Singh, Parlo, & Giardina, Natasha (2014) Tech-Savvy Youth and Participatory Research in “iScapes”. In Chisholm, Lynne & Deliyanni-Kouimtzi, Vassiliki (Eds.) Changing Landscapes for Childhood and Youth in Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 110-128.

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This chapter provides a theoretically and empirically grounded discussion of participatory research methodologies with respect to investigating the dynamic and evolving phenomenon of young people constructing identities and social relations in “iScapes”. We coin the term iScapes to refer to the online/offline interconnectedness of spaces in the fabric of everyday life. Specifically, we offer a critical analysis of the participatory research methods we used in our own research project to understand the ways in which high school students use new media and information communication technologies (ICTs) to construct identities, form social relations, and engage in creative practices as part of their everyday lives. The chapter concludes with reflexive deliberations on our approach to participatory research that may benefit other researchers who share a similar interest in youth and new media.

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ID Code: 58158
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: participatory research methodologies, youth, ICT, new media, iScapes
ISBN: 9781443858984
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2013 22:51
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 04:36

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