Free course

Issues in research with children and young people

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Issues in research with children and young people, considers the aims and range of research with children and young people. Students consider how their own views and understandings about childhood and youth have arisen. Different definitions of research are explored through first-hand accounts by researchers across a range of disciplines and studies, from the small-scale to international studies studying children's lives across several countries. Attention is drawn to the role of both researchers and participants, raising issues about how children and young people can be directly involved in the research process.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • consider the aims and range of childhood and youth research from small-scale to international studies
  • reflect on personal views and perspectives on childhood and youth
  • review different approaches to childhood and youth research
  • consider the roles of the researcher, children and young people within the research process.