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Peer research

Peer research

Peer research is a form of participatory research where children and young people are actively engaged with research processes in studies that involve other children and young people. The role of the peer researchers can vary, but usually involves assisting with recruitment and data collection by identifying, inviting and interviewing or surveying other children and young people who consent to participate. Recent literature has questioned some of the limits on the role of peer researchers, suggesting that collaboration with adult researchers across the entire research process is more appropriate. In this way, peer research moves closer to understandings of co-research.

Related Terms:
Co-research
Participatory research
Child-led research

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