Researching Children's Perspectives
"This is a book which I will return to over time. It carries a powerful, and empowering, message about the task of researching children's views...(It) deserves to find an automatic place in staffroom libraries. I happily recommed it." - Support for Learning"
The 1990s have been marked by a growing emphasis, in various professional contexts, on obtaining the views of clients, including children. This position is an international one, shared across the developed world, and encapsulated in the UN Convention on the rights of the child. This book addresses the issues and practicalities surrounding the obtaining of children's views, particularly in the research context. The book takes a deliberately and explicitly pluralist stance. Its distinctiveness rests on the scrutiny of methodological issues pertaining to the collection of children's views and practical applications. The book is structured around two main sections. Section 1 examines five aspects of theoretical and conceptual issues (ethical issues and codes of conduct, children's rights, the legal perspective, developmental dimensions and sociological issues). Section 2 illustrates these aspects by focusing on methods and applications in obtaining children's views in specific projects.
... and discontinuities Why research children's perspectives on religion. or qualitative ? Issues in field studies of religion Paradigm of religions Interviews 136 137 142 143 189 191 192 194 196 References Index 219 235 Contents vii.
... interview process Methodological considerations when interviewing young people with learning difficulties Conclusion 164 165 166 168 170 172 173 14 Falling out of school : a young woman's reflections on her chequered experience of ...
... Interview schedule for Sikh children 205 4 Issues to consider when interviewing young people with moderate learning difficulties 214 5 Schedule of suggested lead questions for pupil group discussions 217 Contributors Amanda Begley is a ...
... interview and how to develop strategies of observation and participant observation . Many of these methods have been developed and used with adults but some consideration needs to be given to their adaptation for use with children ...
... interview concerning personally sensitive material . It is intrusive in different ways , and hence the potential effect on the participant may vary . We cannot assume that research subjects simply cooperate with the researcher for a ...
Part 2 Practical applications
Part 3 Overview