FEB21 – About PhotoVoice and Mapping out a Project Cycle Activity

FEB21 – About PhotoVoice and Mapping out a Project Cycle Activity

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    • Gabriella Solano

      February 23, 2021, 10:51 am

      These steps in these orders pretty much work with my project ideas and ways of working except I would move consent forms to the top right under the planning portion. Its really important to me that everyone participating is doing so knowingling and willingly and has ongoing opportuntities to raise questions/concerns.

      • PhotoVoice Training

        February 25, 2021, 11:00 pm

        Hi Abbey, you are referring to a participant consent which is different from the image consent which we always do at the end of the process where participants can choose which image they want to give consent to, rather than the consent applying across the board. We feel this is a more ethical and clear approach in terms of participants being informed about the use of their images.

    • Lee Kane

      February 23, 2021, 7:28 pm

      In the model discussed in the video, we would most closely identify as the expert partner- we are the lead organisation for young people in care in the region. Therefore, there are a few steps that done so much apply to us. I’m interested to consider what a ‘participant’ is, and how this is restricted or opened out. For example, we generally deliver projects such as this by recruiting a group of young leaders (10-15) to be the steering group for a project, with their peers being the participants in the project. We may need to think about the potential models that could be used in a project like this.

    • Anne Foss-Durant

      February 23, 2021, 9:40 pm

      I intend to use PhotoVoice as part of my dissertation and the last model, approaching and working with other organizations to support and work with me on the project is most applicable. There are some minor revisions to the typical project cycle to meet this need:
      My proposal defense and IRB (Ethics) review will require that I define my core purpose, identify aims and objectives, explicitly list others involved in the research work, submit a budget plan, devise a project plan, develop consents and protection procedures, and develop workshop content, including handouts and approximated the timetable. Once approved and the required changes made I can then recruit and train volunteers and staff, recruit participants, source a venue and equipment. The implementation of the workshops will remain as listed in the Typical Project Cycle above. The final work involves writing the dissertation and dissertation defense. This will include evaluating and compiling outputs, including a final project evaluation. After the defense is completed, I can then move on to contacting the funders, planning dissemination and exhibitions, and contacting policy influencers. Monitoring will be ongoing throughout the life of the project/dissertation or IRB timeline.

      • PhotoVoice Training

        February 25, 2021, 10:58 pm

        Hi Anne, yes this sounds about right in terms of a cycle of a research project. One thing that may be challenging is remaining flexible within this format as this method requires it. Also you may never be clear or certain of the outputs which also creates a number of uncertainties when trying to receive approval by having a concrete plan.

    • Jo Irvine

      February 24, 2021, 10:23 am

      I feel that this project cycle would be the one we would follow, with the exception of consent which be moved into recruitment of participants.

    • Sofie Thorsen

      February 24, 2021, 10:30 am

      Our model: We have approached a number of organisations to work with us to develop a project. Gehl Architects, TANTLAB, ITU and Citizen Data Lab. Together we are doing the project. We will then reach out to various associations in Copenhagen representing different minority groups to engage them as partners, hoping that they will help us engage their members as participants in the study.

    • Sofie Thorsen

      February 24, 2021, 10:53 am

      Revised version of project cycle:

      Define core purpose
      Identify Aims & Objectives
      Devise project plan
      Find project partners / participants
      First interviews with partners to frame problem
      Revise project plan
      Design sprint for app development
      Develop photovoice-app for data collection
      Plan introduction workshop content / timetable
      Source venue
      Source equipment
      Implement workshops
      Set ground rules
      Train basic camera skills
      Explore visual literacy
      Send participants on photovoice exercise
      Gather participants in workshop within their ‘mother group’ to look at and discuss images
      Edit/annotate images together in ‘mother group’
      Complete consent forms
      Gather participants in workshop mixed across mother groups, to interpret data and draw maps together
      Gather local partners (heads of each association) for data sprint to look at outcome and build scenarios / design principles for the inclusive city
      Contact policy influencers
      Exhibition
      Disseminate outputs
      Monitoring/evaluation
      Compile reports
      Write academic articles

    • Niamh Mclaughlin

      February 24, 2021, 10:54 am

      I work in an organisation that is for and works alongside care experienced children and young people. Young people design and develop their own project ideas with staff (including myself) acting as a co-facilitator. Therefore the project is being lead from the front by those with ‘lived experience.’
      At times organisations will come to us and ask to partner on for example an academic/theatre/art project with a specific focus on children in care. They rely on us to be the experts embedded in our community whereas they are experts in their own field. This partnership has to be carefully navigated in order to set clear boundaries and in particular to ensure that our young people aren’t being ‘used’ in an exploitative way. We have many years of experience of working in this way.

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