In my research I have used an innovative research method; music elicitation. This is broadly similar to ‘Desert Island Discs’ on Radio 4, however in my study the participants also shared the music videos, and sometimes used the lyrics to help tell their stories. See the below infographic as well as academic paper which outlines the main benefits of such an approach.
For a blog post showing an example of music elicitation (Never coming home) as a tool click here
For more information take a look at my paper below. It is a methodological reflection of the use of music in narrative interviews. It is an open access paper, so free for all to view. Take a look here;