Understanding research with children and young people
Understanding research with children and young people

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Understanding research with children and young people

1 Children and young people as researchers

While studying this course, you will think about ways to give all children and young people – aged 5-23, and regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability – a space to reflect on and raise their own voices around how they can be involved, as experts in their own right, in a research project. Consulting with them in this way allows them to be core and active participants to that research and ensures that their voices are heard.

Activity 2

Timing: Allow approximately 15 minutes.

In this video, you will see young researchers from Lincroft School talking about the research projects they participated in, which were based in their local communities.

You might like to make notes as you watch, and you can pause the video as many times as you wish. Once you have finished viewing, answer the questions that follow. Write your answers in the box on the screen, then click on ‘reveal discussion’ to see if that mirrors your own thoughts, or offers you further ideas.

Video 2
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What did the children gain from carrying out the research?

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Discussion

Confidence, how to compose a questionnaire, understanding of ethical issues, communication skills (as well as answers to their own research questions).

What new insights, if any, have you gained from the range of children’s perspectives and experiences expressed in the video?

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