Open research seminar on the theme of creative research methods in child and youth studies

06.05.2014 10:00 - 16:30
6th May 2014, City Hall of Oulu (Kirkkokatu 2 a), Meeting room 101, Oulu

The Finnish Youth Research Network hosts regular open research seminars designed to promote discussion within youth research and to provide a forum for scholars to present and get feedback on their research.

The seminar organized in May will take place in Oulu a day before the VI Conference on Childhood Studies “Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies” and is equally open to the participants of the conference as well as to others interested in the subject. This one-day seminar involves a lecture by Dr Debbie Watson followed by discussions based on the working papers of the participants. Dr Watson works as a senior lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Bristol and her research interests lie in the area of creative, participatory and play-based research methodologies in relation to studies on children’s and young people’s wellbeing. Thus, the themes mentioned will be dealt in her lecture and in the seminar, where Dr Watson comments on the working papers.

The outline programme of the day is as following

10.00-12.00   Lecture by Dr Debbie Watson, University of Bristol

                      ‘Creative research methods in studying children’s and young people’s wellbeing’

                      Questions and comments

12.00-13.00   Lunch

13.00-16.00   Seminar

13-00-13.40   Mervi Kaukko: The P, A and R of Participatory Action Research with Unaccompanied girls
13.40-14.20   Katja Päällysaho: Construction of home
14.20-14.40   Coffee break
14.40-15.20   Tarja Tolonen: ‘To conduct research is to be able to bear uncertainty’ - surprises in one research project
15.20-16.00   Fatma Jabberi & Sofia Laine: Spaces of dialogue? The case of the World Social Forum Tunis 2013 from the perspective of local young volunteers
16.00               End of the day

For more information about the seminar, please contact the research coordinator of the Finnish Youth Research Network, Dr Sanna Aaltonen, tel. +358 20 7552663, email sanna.aaltonen [at]

More about Dr Watson’s research interests and publications