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Researching with Children and Young People

Researching with Children and Young People
Research Design, Methods and Analysis

January 2009 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Researching with Children and Young People covers every stage of the process of doing a research project, from research design and data collection, through to analysis, dissemination, and feedback. Providing an advanced discussion of current debates and methods in childhood research, the book is essential reading for anyone undertaking consultation, research, and evaluation activities with children and young people.

The book is structured around five core areas covering:
  • Introduction to research with children and young people
  • Ethics
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Involving children and young people
  • Dissemination and engagement
These chapters are interspersed with case studies describing the methods used in eleven different research projects involving children and young people. Written by both academics and practitioners, the case studies cover a wide variety of methods, settings, and approaches.

Packed with activities, discussion questions, top tips, research tools, useful suggestions, and practical advice, this text will appeal to practitioners, graduate students, and researchers in education, sociology, human geography, social policy, social work, and nursing.

E. Kay M. Tisdall, John M. Davis & Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher
Michael Gallagher
Data Collection and Analysis
Louise Hill, Michael Gallagher & Claire Whiting
Group Work Toolkit
John Davis
Involving Children
E. Kay M. Tisdall
Dissemination - or Engagement?

A good book with some exellent case studies but too narrow in focus and content for recomended reading.

Mr Ben Tawil
child family and society, Glyndwr University
February 27, 2012

This is a book i would recommend for anyone considering research with children and young people. It highlights many relevant areas and its section on ethics is the best i have seen written. Clear, concise and thought provoking - a very good text for students.

Miss Sarah Bennett
Institute of Applied Social Studies, Birmingham University
October 27, 2011

This is a helpful book for people who are researching in this context. It provides a rigorous yet accessible introduction to the topic and highlights some of the important ethical and other issues that researchers in this field need to take into account.

Dr Sally Nash
Youth, Midlands Centre for Youth Ministry
October 18, 2011

This is such a good book! It is accessible and yet detailed. I very much like the writing style and will be informing my students of it immediately!

Mrs Annie Ostapenko-Denton
Community Studies, Truro College
September 21, 2011

A very useful book for students starting out in small scale research with children.

Mrs Heather Macdonald
Education , Chester University
July 19, 2011

A thorough and well written book. A useful text for my third year group conducting a small-scale research project.

Ms Alice Mongiello
Education , UHI Millennium Institute
January 13, 2011

an excellent text that gives students practical thoughts as well as sound theoretical knowledge

Caroline Leeson
Early Childhood Studies, Plymouth University
November 25, 2010

This text offers very useful advice for researchers working with children. As such it will be of benefit to some of our students, depending on the nature of the research they are intending to carry out. However, we will not be adopting it as a core text.

Dr Cate Watson
Education, Stirling University
November 24, 2010

This text will be useful for students embarking on their own research journey. The presentation of actual research projects in a different format to academic journal articles is a useful adjunct for final year dissertation students.

Dr Gillian McGillivray
Department of Education, Newman College
September 20, 2010

The case study approach is likely to provide helpful exemplification to inexperienced u/g researchers

Ms Jane Murray
School of Education, Northampton University
July 27, 2010

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