A key purpose of ERIC is to share stories, experiences and learning about ethical issues and concerns that shape research involving children and young people. Case studies have been contributed by researchers, using their own words, to assist others to reflect critically on some of the more difficult and contested ethical issues they may encounter. These case studies which are from diverse international contexts and different research paradigms highlight the processes that can be engaged in developing ethical thinking and improving ethical practice in research with children. Researchers are invited to consider these case studies in light of their own experience and context.
We warmly welcome further case study contributions where these clearly provide examples of ethical issues and challenges arising in research involving children. Please contact us via the contact form (on the contact page) to discuss your suggested contribution.
Harms and Benefits
Implementing international research ethics in the complex realities of local contexts: Poverty, the cultural value of hospitality, and researchers trying to ‘do no harm’ in Pakistan. Sadaf Shallwani
Interviewing children on sensitive issues around violence: Do survey instruments and processes on violence against children provide adequate measures to protect children aged 13-17 years? Mary Catherine Maternowska
Privacy and Confidentiality
Maintaining confidentiality of responses and preventing social desirability bias with an innovative method: The polling booth in research on early marriage including child marriage. Urvashi Wattal and Angela Chaudhuri
While endeavouring to ensure these case studies are framed to assist readers in reflecting critically on ethical issues in particular contexts, the content ultimately reflects the views and experiences of the contributors and not necessarily those of the ERIC project partners.