Doing Research with Children and Young People
- Sandy Fraser - The Open University
- Vicky Lewis - Open University, UK
- Sharon Ding - The Open University
- Mary Kellett - The Open University
- Chris Robinson - The Open University
Educational Research Methods | Public Health Research Methods | Social Work Research Methods
- International Journal of Research and Method in Education
'This book is especially beneficial in terms of its breadth of discussion on the legal, ethical and moral issues of conducting research with children and young people alongside the key methodological challenges that students and practitioners are faced when conducting this type of research' - Research Policy and Planning
Doing Research with Children and Young People introduces researchers to the key considerations involved in working with children and young people.
The book highlights issues which arise at different stages in the process and which all researchers need to take account of as they plan and carry out a study. These include:
· ethical and legal issues
· philosophical underpinnings of research
· age and diversity of the children involved
· evaluation and dissemination of findings.
Doing Research with Children and Young People has been developed to accompany The Open University course Research with Children and Young People (EK310). It is an ideal introduction for all students and practitioners preparing to research in fields such as education, health, welfare, childhood and youth studies, psychology and sociology.
Useful examples. Suitable for a range of disciplines
This is a well written book that examines the issues when researching with children.
This might seem an odd thing to say but a strength of this book is that it is not a step-by-step guide to doing research with children. Instead, it is an indispensible collection of readings that serves well both the beginning and the experienced researcher. Key themes are addressed that give a reader much pause for thought and reflection. This is undoubtedly helped because the chapters are uniformally well-written and accessible. So, an overall strength is that this book is complementary to any work that provides more of a step-by-step approach.
Excellent book with many useful chapters. Suitable for undergraduates on research modules.
Useful presentation of the legal and ethical consideration in research involving young people and children. Will be recommending to undergraduate students.
I really liked this book. It is clearly organised and covers all the salient topics the be considered when carrying out research with children. This will be very useful for Post Graduate Students.
I reviewed the book and think it presents some very salient points for students who want to research children and young people. Therefore I will be recommending it to students (BA and MA) who I shall be supervising.