A practical guide to carrying out ethical research with children and young people, this practical handbook examines the ethical questions that arise at each stage of research, from first plans to dissemination and impact. Illustrated with case studies from international and inter-disciplinary research, it offers advice for addressing each ethical question, issue or uncertainty. Including:
. A showcase of the best practice on a range of topics including data protection
. Practical guidance for responding to recent global changes in policy and practice in ethics and law
. Discussion of the challenges and opportunities of digital research with children
The updated second edition continues to provide an excellent resource for those exploring the old, current and new consensuses on the ethics of researching with children.
Priscilla Alderson is Emerita Professor of Childhood Studies at University College London Social Research Institute. She has been involved with medical research ethics committees for nearly 40 years, and more recently with committees that review social research. She has advised on the writing of research ethics guidelines for a range of medical, nursing, social and psychological authorities. She has researched many aspects of children's lives and rights, from premature babies to young people aged up to 18 (see ResearchGate). Recent books include Childhoods, Real or Imagined: An Introduction to Critical Realism and Childhood Studies (Routledge 2013) and The Politics of Childhoods, Real or Imagined (Routledge 2016).