The Information Mapping Board Game: a Collaborative Investigation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees’ Information Practices in England, UK

Le Louvier, Kahina and Innocenti, Perla (2019) The Information Mapping Board Game: a Collaborative Investigation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees’ Information Practices in England, UK. Information Research, 24 (1). ISSN 1368-1613

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Abstract

Introduction. This paper discusses the use of an information mapping board game for collaboratively identifying information practices of a small group of asylum seekers and refugees in the North East of England, UK.

Method. Drawing on participatory visual methods, an original information mapping board game was designed.

Analysis. Qualitative results are discussed and analysed using grounded theory,
constant comparative analysis, and situational mapping.

Results. The use of an information mapping board game allows participants going through the asylum process to become actively involved in mapping and sharing their own information practices, sources and barriers within a playful collaborative environment. It enables participants to become aware of their acquired information literacy by sharing knowledge, and to adapt the game to reflect their needs and knowledge.

Conclusion. This study indicates that participatory techniques such as the information mapping board game have the potential to engage hard to reach populations in the research process, to foster their agency, confidence, and capacities, and to inform actions at a local level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: action research, information mapping board game, asylum seekers, refugees, everyday life, information practices, information sharing
Subjects: P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2018 13:36
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 08:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36417

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