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 researchCommon challenges that arise in the research processVarying modes of engagement that researchers can adopt with participants and audiences; andThe impact that research can have on future studies, policy and practice.

About Author

Martyn Hammersley is Professor of Educational and Social Research at The Open University. 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: Reading Ethnographic Research (Longman 1991); What's Wrong with Ethnography? (Routledge 1992); The Politics of Social Research (Sage 1995); Taking Sides in Social Research (Routledge, 1999); Educational Research, Policymaking and Practice (Paul Chapman, 2002), Questioning Qualitative Inquiry (Sage 2008), Methodology, Who Needs It? (Sage, 2011), and What is Qualitative Research? (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2013) 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.


IntroductionSECTION 1: CRITICAL ISSUES IN RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLEImages of Childhood and their Influence on Research - Mary KellettWhat is Research with Children and Young People? - Sandy Fraser, Rosie Flewitt and Martyn HammersleyDesigning Research for Different Purposes - Victoria CooperDoing Qualitative Research with Children and Young People - Sue BucknallEthics - Priscilla AldersonSECTION 2: METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLEIntroduction Research Design - Martyn HammersleyParticipant Observation - Heather MontgomeryInterviews - Rosie FlewittWorking with Texts, Images and Artefacts - Helen Hearn and Pat Thomson Methodological Ideas - Martyn HammersleySECTION 3: THE REALITY OF RESEARCH WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLEIntroductionPerspectives on Parental Involvement: a Discussion of Practitioner Research - Nicola SmithDeveloping and Adapting the Mosaic Approach - Alison ClarkInventing 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 RollestonSECTION 4: ENGAGING AUDIENCES AND DISSEMINATING FINDINGS: THE IMPACT OF RESEARCHIntroductionDisseminating Research: Shaping the Conversation - Martin RobbAchieving Policy Impact: Researching Children's Issues at EU level - Sandy RuxtonTransformative Dialogues: the Impact of Participatory Research on Practice - Chris Pascal and Tony BertramEngaging 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
  • ISBN10: 1446274934

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