Children as co-researchers

The need for protection

By Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Participatory approaches are becoming increasingly popular in research that involves children. There is a growing trend where researchers engage or employ children as co-researchers or primary researchers. This book explores the ethical, methodological, practical, and protection issues associated with this participatory approach. Among the key issues discussed are: assessing children's competence * ensuring sufficient preparation * the balancing of insider/outsider perspectives * the need for appropriate remuneration * overcoming power differentials between children and adults * the safeguarding of the children working as co-researchers. This pragmatic approach and the solutions proposed here to overcome the issues raised by such projects will assist researchers who engage with children as co-researchers to overcome the multiplicity of protection issues that are inherent within this approach. As such, the book will be a valuable resource for postgraduate students and academic staff from a range of disciplines, particularly health, social care, and education who conduct research with children. (Series: Protecting Children and Young People) [Subject: Sociology, Children's Studies, Child Protection, Social Care, Education]~

112 pages

Publication Date: 10/16/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780460307