School Bullying Through Graphic Vignettes : Developing a New Arts-Based Method to Study a Sensitive Topic
Khanolainen, D., & Semenova, E. (2020). School Bullying Through Graphic Vignettes : Developing a New Arts-Based Method to Study a Sensitive Topic. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19. https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406920922765
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The purpose of this study was to develop a new arts-based measure assessing school bullying and to test it within a pilot study involving 19 schoolchildren (mean age = 15.4; range = 1.00). The researchers designed the new methodological tool (referred to as graphic vignettes) as a set of incomplete comic strips, which participants were asked to complete in a creative way. Researchers then invited participants to engage in follow-up interviews using completed comic strips as individualized interview prompts. The authors detail the design and administration of the graphic vignettes and discuss their efficacy, limitations, and potential applications. The researchers argue that studies on sensitive topics can benefit from a wider dissemination of this arts-based research method. They also assert that the use of creatively co-constructed interview prompts individualizes participant–researcher interactions, placing the power in the hands of participants. The article aims to inspire further development of graphic vignettes. ...
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Additional information about fundingThe author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The work was performed under the auspices of the Russian Government Program of Competitive Growth of Kazan Federal University.
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