Participatory child-centred field methodology/tool kit. Based on preliminary pilot studies in Ghana, India and South Africa: further testing is required.
This methodology/toolkit is the principal output of DFID-funded project R8373. The aim of this one-year project was to develop a methodology specifically focused on investigating children's transport/mobility/access issues from a child-centred perspective and to pilot it (i.e. to fine-tune it) in a few selected locations in three countries: Ghana, India and South Africa. The toolkit will be available for download from the project website. This paper outlines the toolkit's background; its process of development; key questions which researchers may need to ask if they are to build a picture of conditions regarding children's mobility, transport and access in any particular location; the ethical, cultural and practical issues of child-centred research; data collection methods; the children's training and facilitation process; research site selection; and the research process in the 3 pilot studies.
Porter, G. Participatory child-centred field methodology/tool kit. Based on preliminary pilot studies in Ghana, India and South Africa: further testing is required. (2005) 46 pp.