Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People

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Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People

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Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People

Contributors

Author: Powell, M.A., Graham, A., Taylor, N.J., Newell, S., & Fitzgerald, R.

Publisher: University of Otago Centre for Research on Children and Families / Lismore: Centre for Children and Young People

Date: 2011

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Research (Non-Governmental Organisation)

Sector/setting: Government

Vulnerable groups: Children general

Developed with children and young people? Yes

Type of participation: Documenting participation

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Building Capacity, Children, Childwatch, Cultural, Ethical Research, Guidelines, Resources, Social, Thematic Study Group, World Contexts, Young People

Introduction

In April 2010 the Board of the Childwatch International Research Network approved the establishment of a new Thematic Study Group to undertake an international scoping project entitled Building Capacity for Ethical Research with Children and Young People. This project aimed to:

• identify the ethical issues and challenges in undertaking research with and for children and young people in different majority and minority world contexts; and

• identify and collate existing ethics guidelines and resources in use in different countries that could potentially be translated, analysed and disseminated amongst researchers in the Childwatch network – and beyond – as a way of promoting the conduct of ethical, respectful research in different cultural and social contexts.

It arose from Childwatch’s commitment to encouraging ethical research practices by providing upto-date information, training and resources to help its Key Institutions and other researchers undertake high-quality, effective and creative research studies with children and young people.