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Ethical and methodological issues in engaging young people living in poverty with participatory research methods

Sime, D. (2008) Ethical and methodological issues in engaging young people living in poverty with participatory research methods. Children's Geographies, 6 (1). pp. 63-78. ISSN 1473-3285

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Abstract

This paper discusses the methodological and ethical issues arising from a project that focused on conducting a qualitative study using participatory techniques with children and young people living in disadvantage. The main aim of the study was to explore the impact of poverty on children and young people's access to public and private services. The paper is based on the author's perspective of the first stage of the fieldwork from the project. It discusses the ethical implications of involving children and young people in the research process, in particular issues relating to access and recruitment, the role of young people's advisory groups, use of visual data and collection of data in young people's homes. The paper also identifies some strategies for addressing the difficulties encountered in relation to each of these aspects and it considers the benefits of adopting participatory methods when conducting research with children and young people.

Item type: Article
ID code: 6452
Keywords: participatory research, ethical issues, children in poverty, research in domestic spaces, use of visual data, young people's advisory groups, The family. Marriage. Women, Education (General), Sociology, Sociology and Political Science, Social Psychology, Geography, Planning and Development
Subjects: Social Sciences > The family. Marriage. Women
Education > Education (General)
Social Sciences > Sociology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
Depositing user: Dr Daniela Sime
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2008
Last modified: 18 Jun 2015 03:20
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/6452

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