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Why research 'by' children? Rethinking the assumptions underlying the facilitation of children as researchers

Kim, Chae-Young (2016). Why research 'by' children? Rethinking the assumptions underlying the facilitation of children as researchers. Children & Society, 30(3) pp. 230–240.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12133
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Abstract

Research ‘by’ children, where children conduct research as primary investigators, may be seen as an ideal form of children’s participation in research. This paper examines the methodological and normative assumptions that underlie such research and identifies some ambiguities which require clarification and questions which need answering for better theorisations of its purposes and more robust evaluations of the associated research practices to occur. It concludes that tensions between these assumptions and the research practices mean the role of children as ‘researchers’ has been limited while further explorations of the potentials of research ‘by’ children need stronger reflexivity.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and National Children's Bureau
ISSN: 1099-0860
Keywords: children as researchers; children's rights; empowerment; participation; research by children
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Childhood Studies
Item ID: 46119
Depositing User: Chae-Young Kim
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2016 09:52
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46119
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