Theory, method and triangulation in the study of street children
Journal/Book: Childhood. 1996; 3: 6 Bonhill Street, London, England EC2A 4PU. Sage Publications Ltd. 167-170.
Abstract: Comparative study of street children in three Latin American cities has led to a synergism between theory and method. Although the basic approach adopted is symbolic interactionism, a diversity of theories informs a variety of methods. Thus triangulation of methods allows a high degree of reliability in qualitative research that aims to explore children's own perspectives.
Note: Article R Lucchini, Univ Fribourg, Seminaire Sociol, Misericorde, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Keyword(s): ethnography; street children; symbolic interactionism; triangulation