This report was prepared by Joy Johnston following an initial Young Lives pilot study of qualitative methods carried out in April 2006 in Peru. The aim of the pilot study was to test a series of methods that could be developed for use in the newly established qualitative component of Young Lives, beginning with a first round of longitudinal qualitative data gathering which would involve a sub-sample of the two cohorts of Young Lives children. The methods were identified through an extensive review of literature detailing participatory, quantitative and qualitative work with children and adults and developed for specific age groups and research questions. The research investigated four inter-related themes: children's time use, wellbeing, understandings of poverty and their social worlds.
Young Lives, Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, UK. 70 pp.