Research with Children
Theory and Practice
- Michelle O'Reilly - University of Leicester, UK, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, UK
- Nisha Dogra - University of Leicester, UK, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, UK
- Pablo Daniel Ronzoni
Educational Research Methods | Health Research Methods | Research Methods (General)
The book helpfully addresses each stage of the research process:
-Part I introduces the main elements of doing research with children, including seeking ethical approval for sensitive research topics.
-Part II guides the reader through the initial stages of the research project including recruitment issues and communicating with gatekeepers.
-Part III outlines the data collection, data analysis, writing up and dissemination stages of research and covers both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Filled with practical advice and useful activities for each chapter, this book is an essential resource for any student, academic or professional working with, or doing research with, children.
Comprehensive content, presented in an easily understood and approachable manner.
My sense is that the authors of this book have carefully considered the other work that is available on research with children and written a book that can secure its own distinctive place and value. An undoubted strength is its emphasis on research with vulnerable groups of children and young people, questions of recruitment, and method selection. The activities are particularly helpful and thought provoking for even experienced researchers.
There are examples interspersed throughout this book which make it very interesting reading. It also reinforces the point well
A useful book to support the M level working on a PGCE. A strength to add to a reading list to encourage students to explore a wider range of literature for their methodology.
Very useful for those thinking about doing research with children. Helpful for both BA and MA students.
This books guides the apprentice in research with children through various ethical, methodological and practical issues in a very clear and pedagogic manner. The authors demonstrate practical experience dealing with complex situations. The examples of real research are very good to provoke critical thinking.
Great for the novice researcher. Key areas appropriately covered. Well laid out and easy to read.
This book contains a wide range of activities and answers to guide students through the research process. There are some excellent vignettes in the chapter on ethics and another good chapter on informed consent/children's capacity to make decisions. Students will find the examples of an information letter and consent form helpful in starting their project. Guidance is given on how to design questionnaires and structured interviews, planning unstructured interviews and participatory methods. There is a helpful step-by-step guide to thematic analysis but an example using a section of script could perhaps have been included to aid understanding.
An engaging read which is both thought provoking and helpful. It wil provide students, engaged in carrying out research with children, an accessible guide to some of the issues as well as the possibilities involved.