Photographs or pictures of things can be used with direct questions or simply as a way of prompting discussion.
|Research method||Preparation time||Time to gather data||Time to analyse data||Not suitable for ...||Does data indicate wellbeing?||Who, what, where people experience wellbeing?||Is it an activity in itself?|
|Using pictorial flashcards||Quick: print and cut up cards (finding your own could take time)||20 mins – 1 hour||Quick as controlled outcome||-||Yes, if people talk about why they’ve selected pictures||Yes, if people talk about why they’ve selected pictures||Yes|
- people with limited verbal communication
- people who can’t concentrate for long
- young children
- families – may lead to discussion.
What information is collected?
- what people found significant about their time in the woods
- they may prompt thoughts and memories
- they can identify specific indicators
- they may identify who, what or where leads to wellbeing.
How is information collected?
- you record which cards people pick up and what they say on paper or using audio/video recording
- you can ask specific questions about the cards they have selected (see interview or group discussion page for more).
Watch out for:
- it can be difficult to gather information about why people have chosen particular pictures
- it can be easy to ask leading questions or respond to people’s choices e.g. avoid saying anything like ‘ugh, you chose the horrible mud’.