Design Issues in Research with Children:
This session involves examining theoretical frameworks underlying research
with children and their implications for quantitative and qualitative
designs. Special attention is given to ethical issues in researching with
children such as the child's right to decline participation and issues
relating to parents or guardians giving consent for child participation in
research. Issues regarding benefit./harm ratios and how these have been
applied in social research (including educational research) as well as
medical research with children are discussed. Ethical and design
considerations are reevaluated in a children's rights context.
Anne and Taylor, Jayne. (1999). Doing Research with Children. London:
Sage Publications. (I have ordered copies of this book for all students and
it will be available at the LU bookstore)
L.H. (1998) Research with Children . American Journal of Law and Medicine.
24 (2&3) 213-244. (This article is available at the website for the American
Journal of Law and Medicine)