Publicado nov 19, 2020


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Ruth Barley



Partiendo de resultados de estudios etnográficos longitudinales para explorar la diferencia, la identidad y la amistad entre pares, este documento revela cómo los niños negocian su participación en el estudio a través de la escritura, tanto en términos de “la escritura como recolección de datos” y “la escritura como análisis”.

Este documento explora las maneras en las que los niños buscaron activamente participar en este estudio de investigación a través de la producción de sus propios datos visuales y escritos, el análisis de estos y la reflexión sobre los resultados escritos de la investigación.


Niño, etnografía, alfabetización, investigación participativaChildren, ethnography, literacy, participatory research

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Cómo citar
Barley, R. (2020). “Why have you not written my name?:” Collaborative research with children. Magis, Revista Internacional De Investigación En Educación, 13, 1–21.
Dossier etnografía y educación: Estudios colaborativos con niños,niñas y jóvenes