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The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People

The Ethics of Research with Children and Young People
A Practical Handbook

Second Edition

August 2020 | 226 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
A practical guide to carrying out ethical research with children and young people, this practical handbook examines the ethical questions that arise at each stage of research, from first plans to dissemination and impact. Illustrated with case studies from international and inter-disciplinary research, it offers advice for addressing each ethical question, issue or uncertainty. Including:

• A showcase of the best practice on a range of topics including data protection 
• Practical guidance for responding to recent global changes in policy and practice in ethics and law
• Discussion of the challenges and opportunities of digital research with children

The updated second edition continues to provide an excellent resource for those exploring the old, current and new consensuses on the ethics of researching with children.
Introduction: Why ethics matters
Part I: The planning stages
Chapter 1: Planning the research: Purpose and methods
Chapter 2: Assessing harms and benefits
Chapter 3: Respect for rights: Privacy and confidentiality
Chapter 4: Designing research: Selection and participation
Chapter 5: Money matters: Contracts, funding research, and paying participants
Chapter 6: Reviewing aims and methods: Ethics guidance and committees
Part II: The data collecting stage
Chapter 7: Information
Chapter 8: Consent
Part III: The writing, reporting and follow up stages
Chapter 9: Disseminating and implementing the findings
Chapter 10: The impact on children and young people

This clear and engaging book challenges and guides researchers and ethics panels alike to consider the child as central in all stages of a research cycle. Bravo!

Sue Smith
College of Education, Charles Darwin University

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