Methodology

Starting from identifying the area of interest, pinpointing the plausible research question, designing a methodology to collect data and analyzing the same has been a journey in itself. It is interesting how the data feeds to one another and answers the same questions from various perspectives.

Choosing visual ethnography as a research methodology gives us a scope to access the community/class, study their ways of learning, the step-by-step process and the levels of growth in the process of learning. Active observation, live sketching, participatory research, structured or unstructured interviews and visual documentation methodology are chosen based on the area of study. Parallel to that, a comparative analysis of existing learning methods helps to find the 'gaps' in the methods, find similarities, differences and limitations of the processes. Finally, the reports are based on the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the procured data. As documentation, the process is also filmed sometimes, and clubbed with the films or artwork that the children create.