‘Andrea Nolan and he colleagues have written a uniquely wise and reader-friendly account of all aspects of researching early childhood’ - Liz Brooker, Reader in Early Childhood, University of London Institute of Education

Guiding the Research Journey: Ethical Considerations

Guiding the Research Journey: Ethical Considerations

This chapter discusses what needs to be considered when conducting social research, especially when the research involves young children.

Key Chapter Questions are

  • What do I need to know to ensure I act in a responsible way?
  • What does being ethical mean in research?
  • How do I gain informed consent from participants?
  • How do I deal with existing power relations?
  • How are judgements made about the ethical nature of research?
  • What ethical considerations are needed when the research involves young children?
    • ○ children's involvement in research
    • ○ acknowledging children's rights and giving them choice
    • ○ capturing children's voices

What do I Need to Know to Ensure I Act in a Responsible Way?

A researcher commits to a range of responsibilities when they decide to undertake research. All research ...

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