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Research Ethics and the Concept of Children’s Rights

Hammersley, Martyn (2015). Research Ethics and the Concept of Children’s Rights. Children and Society, 29(6) pp. 569–582.

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This paper examines the arguments that have been put forward about the implications of children’s rights for the ethics of research involving children. It begins by exploring the concept of rights, and the different kinds of right that have been identified in the philosophical literature. From this, the discussion moves to the nature and legitimacy of children’s rights. Finally, the implications of the debates about children’s rights are examined for research ethics. It is argued that these implications are more limited and problematic than is generally recognised.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and National Children’s Bureau
ISSN: 0951-0605
Keywords: Children’s rights; research ethics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 48231
Depositing User: Martyn Hammersley
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 11:36
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:47
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