PhotoStory is a research method using photography to illustrate a story that conveys the perspectives of individuals about a particular issue. Australian and Indian researchers participating in the three-year India–European Network project and an Australian Research Council grant devised and assessed the use of PhotoStory procedures to better understand Indian and Australian students’ experiences of bullying. Using iPads, the PhotoStory study involved students capturing visual images of situations related to their experiences of school bullying and attaching a story to their pictures. The research was designed to give children a voice in understanding their perceptions of school safety, particularly in relation to their experiences of school bullying and its impact on them. The data were collected from students in Indian schools in the Punjabi region and students in south Australian schools in Adelaide. In this chapter consideration is given to the procedures used and the challenges faced in gathering these PhotoStories. Suggestions for the analysis of the data gathered and recommendations regarding its use in cross-cultural research are provided.
|Title of host publication||Bullying, Cyberbullying and Student Well-Being in Schools|
|Subtitle of host publication||Comparing European, Australian and Indian Perspectives|
|Editors||Peter K Smith, Suresh Sundaram, Barbara A Spears, Catherine Blaya, Mechthild Schafer, Damanjit Sandhu|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|