Researching everyday life

Last week Kate and Ros presented in their home department at the University of Sheffield on the theme of  ‘researching the everyday’, in a seminar organised by their colleague Katherine Davies (
They talked about ‘engaging material methods to explore everyday health practices’, reflecting on their experiences of using objects like monitoring devices, apps, and records as prompts in interviews.  They also gave some initial reflections on the use of long-duration photo elicitation, including the practicalities of setting up and managing this, and some of the new insights gained as a result of using it.
Kate and Ros were joined in the session by Lauren White, who gave a really thought-provoking presentation on her use of diary methods to document daily life with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (