Participatory Research with Children and Young People
- Susan Groundwater-Smith - University of Sydney, Australia
- Sue Dockett - Charles Sturt University, Australia
- Dorothy Bottrell - Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Action Research in Education
The book includes chapters on:
- Designing your research project
- Ethical considerations
- Innovative methods
- Publication and dissemination.
The process of conducting research from start to finish is dealt with, serving the novice or experienced researcher equally with rich interpretations and possibilities encountered at each stage.
The book examines a wide range of interpretations of participatory research through a multi-disciplinary lens and in doing so serves to enrich the methodological literature as well as further promote the possibilities of bringing about social change through engaging the young.
This important book moves beyond the value of young people's participation to consider how to do it. It is one of the first books to carefully anchor participation research onto principles of inquiry-based practice and the ethics of good research at a level of detail in which practitioners and theorists alike will find it useful.
A timely, rich and thought provoking exploration of the issues and dilemmas at the heart of actively and authentically involving all children and young people in each phase of research inquiries that involve them. Each author brings a wealth of experience in this area.
A well considered companion for those seeking to engage in the critical work of researching with young children. I highly recommend this book for both beginning researchers and those seeking to explore the dilemmas and challenges associated with this type of research.
This thorough, clearly written, accessible book provides theoretical underpinnings, case studies, extensive discussions of methods, and practical advice as well as compelling arguments regarding the whys and hows of participatory research with children and young people. It does not shy away from the complexities of this work. A thoughtful and inspiring guide to anyone interested in participatory research with children and young people.
[The book] provides a really useful overview of the key issues and how researchers might address these... It is concise and clear; explores complex issues together with practical examples and case studies; and brings together theory and practice from different fields in an accessible and engaging way.
With a robust review of up-to-date literature, incorporation of practical models of participation, extensive discussion of methods, and a solid explanation of youth as capable, significant participants, this book offers a substantial contribution to the interdisciplinary field of participatory research with children and youth.
Very Useful for students undertaking dissertations
The text promotes the nature of participative working with children and young people. The nature of understanding cooperation and reducing limitations in terms of access is a valuable pre-requisite in professional practice with children and young people across the professions.
The potential impact of social justice and social change from children and young people themselves is an exciting prospect and the text explores the ethics, value and sustainability of effective future work with children and young people.
This is a good book for introducing students to the use of participatory methods for children and will work well as a supplemental text for my advanced qualitative methods module.