This straightforward and original text sets out best practice for designing, conducting and analysing research on work with young people. A creative and practical guide to evaluation, it provides the tools needed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and applied practice. Written by an experienced, erudite team of authors this book provides clear, pragmatic advice that can be taken into the classroom and the field. The book: • Provides strategies for involving young people in research and evaluation • Showcases creative and participatory methods • Weaves a real world project through each chapter, highlighting challenges and opportunities at each stage of an evaluation; readers are thus able to compare approaches • Is accompanied by a website with downloadable worksheets, templates and videos from the authors This is the ideal text for postgraduate students and practitioners who work with young people in the statutory and voluntary sectors. Kaz Stuart is Director at Indigo Children’s Services. Lucy Maynard is Head of Research at the Brathay Trust. Caroline Rouncefield is Head of the Department Business, Law & Social Sciences at the University of Cumbria.