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Supporting young researchers with 'MyShout!'

Updated Friday, 23 November 2018
Designed by Dr Cindy Kerawalla, this free online resource was created for young researchers to educate them through engaging and interactive activities. 

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What is MyShout!? 

MyShout! is an online resource which young researchers can use to teach themselves about how to do social research. It was designed by Dr Cindy Kerawalla and a group of young researchers.

MyShout! divides research into 8 easily digestible stages. Young researchers can work their way through the activities in each stage, usually with some face-to-face support from an adult, and learn how to create, design and carry out their own social research into a ­­topic that interests them.

Each stage begins and ends with a short quiz so young researchers can keep track of what they have learned. There are a variety of different activities which end with the young researcher deciding how they want to apply what they have learned to their own research. Also, there are short videos and podcasts made by young researchers, which offer support and advice from their perspectives.

Where can I find out more?

You can read academic papers about this research by looking up ‘Lucinda Kerawalla’ in the Open Research Online repository and requesting a copy of the full published papers.

You can find out more about the Open University’s Children’s Research Centre by looking at their website and you can see research carried out by children and young people here.

If you are interested in learning more about the lives of young people, then please see the Open University prospectus about the Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. Also, you might like to look at the Open University’s Postgraduate Prospectus.

Can I use MyShout!?
If you are an adult who would like to support a group of young researchers and use MyShout! please email MyShout! is password protected and Cindy will be able to set up a password for you.

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