Understanding the ethical requirement for parental consent when engaging youth in research.

Kennan, D. (2015). Understanding the ethical requirement for parental consent when engaging youth in research. In S. Bastien & H. Holmarsdottir (Eds.), Youth ‘At the Margins’ (pp. 87-101). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.


Abstract: The participation of youth in research is conditional on obtaining their informed consent. When research involves youth below the age of 18 it is a well-established ethical principle to also secure parental consent as part of the research process.1 While the term “youth” is a fluid concept, as explained in the introduction of this volume, the focus in this chapter is on youth aged between 15 to 18 years. (Abstract reproduced with permission © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2015).

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