Understanding Research with Children and Young People
- Alison Clark - The Open University
- Rosie Flewitt - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Martyn Hammersley - The Open University, UK
- Martin Robb - The Open University
How do views about children shape research concerned with their lives? What different forms can research with children take? What ethical issues does it involve? How does it impact on policy and practice, and on the lives of children themselves?
This book helps you to understand how research is designed and carried out to explore questions about the lives of children and young people. It tackles the methodological, practical and ethical challenges involved, and features examples of actual research that illustrate:
- Different strategies for carrying out research
- Common challenges that arise in the research process
- Varying modes of engagement that researchers can adopt with participants and audiences; and
- The impact that research can have on future studies, policy and practice.
'There is no single or right way to do childhood and youth research, but this useful book provides readers with essential insights into many of the options, shedding light on the various purposes, practicalities, merits and ethical considerations. It is a great starting point for anyone wanting to do research that is respectful of children and young people.'
'Written by authors whose backgrounds exemplify the multi-disciplinary nature of Childhood Studies, this book includes excellent examples of research projects which provide a valuable model for anyone interested in research with children and young people.'
This is an excellent resource with a plethora of information to guide students through the research process with children.
This book will be used for research in early years.
Useful material for those wishing to progress so added to supplemental reading list
A knowledgeable, comprehensive, relevant and accessible text covering approaches to research in the early years. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students researching with children.
This is an excellent, concise and informative edited collection covering key approaches to research with children and young people. The authors have explored all stages of research design and identified the most frequent pitfalls and challenges, making some very practical and well-considered suggestions for ways to effectively address issues.
The section on ethics is particularly relevant and raises some important points around current approaches to children and young people's consent and assent. The book has potential to be very useful at different levels, allowing tutors to select sections depending on appropriate course needs for undergraduate or post graduate. There is also plenty here for professional researchers involved in work with children and young people.
An excellent guide for students completing their independent study.
This is a great book for part-time adult learners who are nervous of completing their final dissertation, and I have ordered multiple copies for the library.
Excellent text with lots of lens to consider when working with children during the research process.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: Images of Childhood and their Influence on Research