Doing Research with Children and Young PeoplePaperback Published in Association with the Open University
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- Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 306 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 230mm x 20mm | 458g
- Publication date: 3 December 2003
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0761943811
- ISBN 13: 9780761943815
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 282,999
'The author gives an excellent overview and explores how children have been seen as objects and subjects in research as well as increasingly as participants and more recently still as researchers.' - "International Journal of Research and Method in Education". 'This book is especially beneficial in terms of its breadth of discussion on the legal, ethical and moral issues of conducting research with children and young people alongside the key methodological challenges that students and practitioners are faced when conducting this type of research' - "Research Policy and Planning"."Doing Research with Children and Young People" introduces researchers to the key considerations involved in working with children and young people. The book highlights issues which arise at different stages in the process and which all researchers need to take account of as they plan and carry out a study. These include: ethical and legal issues; philosophical underpinnings of research; age and diversity of the children involved; and evaluation and dissemination of findings. "Doing Research with Children and Young People" has been developed to accompany The Open University course Research with Children and Young People (EK310). It is an ideal introduction for all students and practitioners preparing to research in fields such as education, health, welfare, childhood and youth studies, psychology and sociology.
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Mary Kellett is the Founding Director of the Children's Research Centre at the Open University where she also lectures in Education. She chairs the third year undergraduate course 'Research with Children and Young People' and is co-editor of the widely-adopted readers 'The Reality of Research with Children and Young People' and ' Doing Research with Children and Young People' (SAGE in association with OUP). A former teacher, she has a life-long interest in developing children's learning and in promoting children's rights and increased participation.
Table of contents
Doing Research with Children and Young People - Vicky Lewis An Introduction PART ONE: SETTING THE CONTEXT Situating Empirical Research - Sandy Fraser Images of Childhood - Mary Kellett, Chris Robinson and Rachel Burr The Legal Context - Judith Masson Paradigms and Philosophy - Sandy Fraser and Chris Robinson PART TWO: RESEARCH RELATIONS Power - Chris Robinson and Mary Kellett Ethics - Priscilla Alderson Involving Children and Young People as Researchers - Adele Jones Gender - Rob Pattman and Mary Jane Kehily PART THREE: DIVERSITY Early Childhood - Ann Langston et al Middle Childhood - Mary Kellett and Sharon Ding Young People - Alan France Disability - Vicky Lewis and Mary Kellett Participatory Action Research in the Majority World - Olga Nieuwenhuys Race and Ethnicity - Mani Maniam et al PART FOUR: RELEVANCE, EVALUATION AND DISSEMINATION Health and Social Care - Helen Roberts Education - Ann Edwards Childhood Studies - Jim McKechnie and Sandy Hobbs