Understanding Research with Children and Young People

The book aims to enable researchers to be reflective and mindful of their own assumptions, and think critically about the implications of decisions made at various stages of the research process. This is achieved by encouraging readers to contemplate why research with children is valuable, what can be gained from it and what considerations need to be made, alongside raising awareness of available research options and the potential benefits and challenges of each. A key philosophy underpinning the text is the need to put the child or young person at the centre of the research process, work respectfully with them, and ensure meaningful involvement and collaboration. In addition, the important link between research and practice is a core feature, and how research can have a beneficial impact on children’s lives.

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