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Draw-and-tell conversations with children about fear
Qualitative health research
  • Martha Driessnack, University of Iowa
Document Type
Peer Reviewed
Publication Date
NLM Title Abbreviation
Qual Health Res
PubMed ID
As the demand to include children in research increases, researchers are discovering that few methods exist that are specifically designed with children in mind. In this article, the author introduces the draw-and-tell conversation as a child-centered and child-directed approach to data collection and illustrates its use in a qualitative study of children's fear experiences. Twenty-two children, ages 7 and 8 years, participated. Sequential mixed qualitative analyses suggest that children's draw-and-tell conversations provide new insight into how children describe and experience fear and highlight the unique nature of information accessed when using this approach.
  • Art,
  • Fear,
  • Verbal Behavior,
  • Child,
  • Drawing,
  • Exploratory Research,
  • Female,
  • Funding Source,
  • Male,
  • Midwestern United States,
  • Psycholinguistics,
  • Qualitative Studies,
  • Thematic Analysis,
  • Human
Published Article/Book Citation
Qualitative health research, 16:10 (2006) pp.1414-1435.
Citation Information
Martha Driessnack. "Draw-and-tell conversations with children about fear" Qualitative health research Vol. 16 Iss. 10 (2006) p. 1414 - 1435 ISSN: 0887-9311
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