Understanding Research with Children and Young People (Published in Association with The Open University)

Understanding Research with Children and Young People (Published in Association with The Open University)

By: Martin Robb (editor), Alison Clark (editor), Rosie Flewitt (editor), Martyn Hammersley (editor)Paperback

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How do views about children shape research concerned with their lives? What different forms can research with children take? What ethical issues does it involve? How does it impact on policy and practice, and on the lives of children themselves? This book helps you to understand how research is designed and carried out to explore questions about the lives of children and young people. It tackles the methodological, practical and ethical challenges involved, and features examples of actual research that illustrate: Different strategies for carrying out research Common challenges that arise in the research process Varying modes of engagement that researchers can adopt with participants and audiences; and The impact that research can have on future studies, policy and practice.

About Author

Martyn Hammersley is Emeritus Professor of Educational and Social Research at The Open University, UK. He has carried out research in the sociology of education and the sociology of the media. However, much of his work has been concerned with the methodological issues surrounding social enquiry. He has written several books, including (with Paul Atkinson) Ethnography: Principles in Practice (Third edition, Routledge 2007), The Dilemma of Qualitative Method (Routledge, 1989), The Politics of Social Research (SAGE, 1995), Reading Ethnographic Research (Second edition, Longman 1997), Taking Sides in Social Research (Routledge, 2000), Educational Research, Policymaking and Practice, (London, Paul Chapman/SAGE, 2002), Questioning Qualitative Inquiry (SAGE, 2008), Methodology Who Needs It? (SAGE, 2011), The Myth of Research-Based Policy and Practice (SAGE, 2013), and The Limits of Social Science (SAGE, 2014). Website: http://martynhammersley.wordpress.com/ Martin Robb is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. He is co-editor of Relating Experience: stories from health and social care (Routledge, 2005); Communication, Relationships and Care (Routledge, 2004); and Understanding Health and Social Care (SAGE, 1998), and has published articles and book chapters on a wide range of topics, with a recent focus on issues of fatherhood, masculinity and childcare. Before joining the OU he worked in informal and community education projects with adults and young people.


Introduction SECTION 1: CRITICAL ISSUES IN RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Images of Childhood and their Influence on Research - Mary Kellett What is Research with Children and Young People? - Sandy Fraser, Rosie Flewitt and Martyn Hammersley Designing Research for Different Purposes - Victoria Cooper Doing Qualitative Research with Children and Young People - Sue Bucknall Ethics - Priscilla Alderson SECTION 2: METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Introduction Research Design - Martyn Hammersley Participant Observation - Heather Montgomery Interviews - Rosie Flewitt Working with Texts, Images and Artefacts - Helen Hearn and Pat Thomson Methodological Ideas - Martyn Hammersley SECTION 3: THE REALITY OF RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE Introduction Perspectives on Parental Involvement: a Discussion of Practitioner Research - Nicola Smith Developing and Adapting the Mosaic Approach - Alison Clark Inventing Adulthoods: a Qualitative Longitudinal Study of Growing Up - Sheila Henderson and Rachel Thomson Young Lives: Reflections on Qualitative Research in Education within a Longitudinal International Study - Caine Rolleston SECTION 4: ENGAGING AUDIENCES AND DISSEMINATING FINDINGS: THE IMPACT OF RESEARCH Introduction Disseminating Research: Shaping the Conversation - Martin Robb Achieving Policy Impact: Researching Children's Issues at EU level - Sandy Ruxton Transformative Dialogues: the Impact of Participatory Research on Practice - Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram Engaging Children and Young People in Research - Alex Mann, Joseph Liley and Mary Kellett

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  • ISBN13: 9781446274934
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781446274934
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 1446274934

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