Ethical issues in participatory research with children and young people.
Water, T. (2018). Ethical issues in participatory research with children and young people. In I. Coyne & B. Carter (Eds.), Being Participatory: Researching with Children and Young People: Co-constructing Knowledge Using Creative Techniques (pp. 37-56). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Abstract: Research ethics is primarily concerned with the protection of human participants: that the research will benefit and not harm participants and that it is conducted in a way that is ethically sound. Undertaking research with children and young people often brings with it ethical concerns around the power dynamics between adult researchers and children and young people, children’s and young people’s potential vulnerability and competency and capacity to consent to participating in the research and questions around appropriate methodological approaches and methods to facilitate children’s and young people’s engagement and participation in research. Participatory research is offered as a way of increasing children’s agency and decreasing issues of power. However researchers are still called on to be reflexive to ensure ethical participatory research with children and young people. (Abstract reproduced with permission © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2018).Publisher’s Link