Research with Children: Theory and Practice

Research with Children: Theory and Practice

By: Nisha Dogra (author), Pablo Daniel Ronzoni (author), Michelle O'Reilly (author)Hardback

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Thought-provoking, pertinent and engaging, this book provides an overview of every aspect of carrying out research with children. It is unique in its particular focus on vulnerable groups of children such as those with mental-health problems, physical health problems and learning disabilities, along with young offenders and looked after children. The book helpfully addresses each stage of the research process: -Part I introduces the main elements of doing research with children, including seeking ethical approval for sensitive research topics. -Part II guides the reader through the initial stages of the research project including recruitment issues and communicating with gatekeepers. -Part III outlines the data collection, data analysis, writing up and dissemination stages of research and covers both quantitative and qualitative methods. Filled with practical advice and useful activities for each chapter, this book is an essential resource for any student, academic or professional working with, or doing research with, children.

About Author

Dr. Michelle O'Reilly is an associate professor at the University of Leicester and a research consultant for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Michelle has a range of research interests including child mental health, neurodevelopmental conditions, family therapy, and research ethics. Michelle has published a range of articles focusing on children and mental health, including a handbook of child mental health with Palgrave. Working with clinical professionals has allowed for practical application of the work. Additionally, Michelle is a qualitative methodologist with a range of specialist areas including discourse and conversation analysis, doing research with children, and research ethics. Michelle has published a range of papers, books, and conference presentations in this area, including a book with SAGE on interviewing children and young people, and a book with SAGE on doing research with children. Nisha Dogra is a professor of Psychiatry Education and Honorary Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester. She currently works with as a generic child and adolescent psychiatrist within a multidisciplinary team. Nisha has been involved in the development and delivery of innovative programmes to teach diversity and psychiatry in undergraduate and postgraduate education. She has also worked to support the professional development of medical educators. Her research areas include child mental health, mental health promotion, and medical education research. She has published widely including peer-reviewed publications; edited and written books; as well as writing many chapters for books edited by colleagues related to psychiatry and education. From September 2005 to September 2006, Nisha was a Harkness Fellow, funded by the Commonwealth Institute; and in 2011, she was runner-up for the Times Higher Education Award for Innovative Teacher of the Year.


Introduction: Setting the Context PART ONE: PRELIMINARY ISSUES Cultural and Diversity Issues Ethics in Child Research Children's Capacity to Make Decisions PART TWO: STARTING A RESEARCH PROJECT WITH CHILDREN Planning to Do Research with Children Getting Started in Research with Children Children with Specific Characteristics Recruiting Children and Families: Communicating with Gatekeepers, Parents and Children PART THREE: PRACTICAL ISSUES Choosing a Method for Your Research Quantitative Methods of Data Collection and Analysis Qualitative Methods of Data Collection and Analysis Writing-up and Dissemination Answers to the Activities Glossary References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446208489
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9781446208489
  • weight: 670
  • ISBN10: 1446208486

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