This paper describes the use of the Visual Voices, an arts-based participatory research method. Visual Voices involves systematic creative writing, drawing, and painting activities to yield culturally relevant information which is generated by, and examined with, adolescents. The case presented is from translational research conducted with urban middle school age youth, and is used to illustrate how Visual Voices is a particularly fitting method for translational research with younger adolescents. The authors also discuss how Visual Voices complements an Integrated Knowledge Transfer Model (IKT) for action-oriented research.

Yonas, M. A., Burke, J. G. & Miller, E. (2013). VisualV: A participatory method for engaging adolescents in research and knowledge transfer. Clinical and Translational Science, 6(1), 72-77.