Social research and the privacy and participation of children: Reflections on researching Australian children’s playlore.
Darian‐Smith, K., & Henningham, N. (2014). Social research and the privacy and participation of children: Reflections on researching Australian children's playlore. Children & Society, 28(4), pp. 327-338. Abstract: Social research into the daily activities of children is important if we are
Negotiating power dynamics through co‐reflexivity in research with young children in disadvantaged communities.
El Gemayel, S. M., & Salema, Y. (2023). Negotiating power dynamics through co‐reflexivity in research with young children in disadvantaged communities. Children & Society, 37(5), pp. 1596-1611. Abstract: This paper addresses how unequal power dynamics in research with young children in
Flewitt, R. (2022). Ethical provocations for early childhood research. In Kumpulainen, K., Kajama, A., Erstad, O., Mäkitalo, Å., Drotner, K., & Jakobsdóttir, S. (Eds.). Nordic Childhoods in the Digital Age, Chapter 19 (pp. 207-213). Routledge: Oxon / New York. ISBN:
Dobson, M., Murcia, K., Gifkins, K., & Holloway, D. (2021). Research Ethics and Digitising Early Childhood. In: Holloway, D., Willson, M., Murcia, K., Archer, C., Stocco, F. (Eds). Young Children’s Rights in a Digital World. Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research,
Bodén, L. (2021). On, to, with, for, by: Ethics and children in research, Children's Geographies, Published online ahead of print. Abstract: The ethics of the participation of children in research have attracted the attention of childhood researchers for thirty years. By
But, what is a researcher?: Supporting informed consent with young children. By Laura Benton and Julia Truscott
You can download this case study as a pdf here. It is now common practice to seek children’s own consent for research participation, alongside (usually) that of a parent or guardian. This is advocated in the ERIC Charter and also represents
Larsson, J., Williams, P. & Zetterqvist, A. (2021). The challenge of conducting ethical research in preschool. Early Child Development and Care, 191(4), pp.511-519. Abstract: Formal ethical issues for conducting research are highlighted in national and international guidelines. Even if such
The narrative approach to informed consent: Empowering young children’s rights and meaningful participation.
Mayne, F., & Howitt, C. (2022). The narrative approach to informed consent: Empowering young children's rights and meaningful participation. Routledge: Oxford, UK. Book Description: The Narrative Approach to Informed Consent: Empowering Young Children’s Rights and Meaningful Participation is a practical guide
Arnott, L., Martinez-Lejarreta, L., Wall, K., Blaisdell, C., & Palaiologou, I. (2020). Reflecting on three creative approaches to informed consent with children under six. British Educational Research Journal, 46(4), pp.786-810. Abstract: In an era when children’s rights are paramount, there are
You can download this case study as a pdf here. Conducting research with young children is a complex process with many stakeholders and ethical considerations to navigate. One of the most enduring challenges we tend to encounter is how to engage