Methodological and ethical issues in research with street children.

Hutz, C. S., & Koller, S. H. (1999). Methodological and ethical issues in research with street children. New Directions For Child And Adolescent Development(85), pp. 59-70.


Abstract: The study of street children presents researchers with challenges and difficulties that can hardly be overstated. In this chapter, we address several issues relating to research with this population. First we consider issues of definition and sampling and discuss the confusion that has resulted from lack of definitional clarity or consideration of sample limitations. Then we turn to measurement issues, discussing specific methodological challenges involved in collecting data from street children. Next we address the question of how to approach street children, focusing particularly on researcher training. We end with a discussion of some of the ethical concerns inherent in research with street children and share our thoughts on the responsibilities of researchers who choose to study this population. (Abstract published by arrangement with Wiley Subscription Services, Inc.).

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