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

7 Summary of Session 2

You have now come to the end of Session 2, which has focussed on examples of children and young people participating in research, and the potential difference their involvement can make. In the next Session, you will be looking at some essential considerations which underpin any research conducted with and by children and young people. Before you move on, take some time to check that your notes are in order, and go back over any activities you have done in this Session that, you feel, would merit further work or another look.

Finally, think about your own situation. The examples and case-studies you have looked at in this Session have identified key issues relevant to most research projects, regardless of the age of the children, young people, adults and authorities you will be working with.

What obstacles will you face, personally, and how will you need to consider these obstacles as you plan your research? Put your thoughts in the box below:

Activity 9

Timing: Allow approximately 15 minutes.

What obstacles or challenges may I face when undertaking research with or by children?

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Whose support or buy-in do I need to be able to overcome any potential obstacles?

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How will I go about getting that support?

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You are now halfway through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Session 4. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

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